GFP Commission Proposes Decrease in Pintail Duck Limit

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a decrease in the daily bag limit of pintails from two to one for the 2017 South Dakota duck hunting season.

Season dates would be as follows:

High Plains Zone: Oct. 14, 2017 – Jan. 18, 2018

Low Plains North & Low Plains Middle Zone: Sept. 30 – Dec. 12, 2017

Low Plains South Zone: Oct. 14 – Dec. 26, 2017

The proposed duck limit may be comprised of no more than five mallards (which may include no more than two hens), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two canvasbacks, and one pintail. A bonus blue-winged teal season, allowing for two more blue-winged teal, would be held the first 16 days of the duck hunting season.

The Commission will finalize this proposal March 2-3, at the Pierre RedRossa Convention Center. Written comments can be sent to To be part of the public record, comments must be received by 12 p.m. CST on March 2. Please include a full name along with the city and state of residence. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held March 2, at 2 p.m. CST at the RedRossa Convention Center in Pierre.