South Dakota 2016 Grouse Seasons to Open

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota prairie and ruffed grouse hunting seasons open on Sept. 17 and will run through Jan. 1, 2017.

The daily limit for prairie and ruffed grouse is three with a possession limit of 15. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset and those times can be found in the 2016 Hunting and Trapping Handbook.

The sage grouse hunting season opens for a two-day season on Sept. 17 and will close on Sept. 18. This season has 40 limited draw licenses and is only open on public lands in Harding County and lands west of US Highway 85 in Butte County. Hunters are limited to one sage grouse.

For more information on the management of grouse in South Dakota, please visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/docs/sage-grouse-management-plan.pdf.