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2018-2020 Small Game Seasons Announced





PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed no changes to the following small game hunting seasons: grouse, quail, Sandhill crane, snipe, partridge, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, mourning dove and crow.  Since no changes were proposed, these seasons are set for the next three years as described below.

Grouse

  • September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
  • September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Quail

  • October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
  • October 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • October 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Sandhill Crane

  • September 22 – November 18, 2018
  • September 28 – November 24, 2019
  • September 26 – November 22, 2020

Snipe

  • September 1 – October 31, 2018
  • September 1 – October 31, 2019
  • September 1 – October 31, 2020

Partridge

  • September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
  • September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Squirrel

  • September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019
  • September 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Cottontail Rabbit

  • September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019
  • September 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Mourning Dove

  • September 1 – November 9, 2018
  • September 1 – November 9, 2019
  • September 1 – November 9, 2020

Crow

  • September 1 – October 31, 2018

                March 1 – April 30, 2019

  • September 1 – October 31, 2019

                March 1 – April 30, 2020

  • September 1 – October 31, 2020

                March 1 – April 30, 2021

For additional information on these seasons and planning your next hunt, visit https://gfp.sd.gov/hunt/.

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