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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com October 1, 2019 • Page 9 2019 Hunting Guide Hunting South Dakota acres. Most of South Dakota is privately owned and permission is required to hunt, but public lands such as Game Production Areas and Walk-In Areas offer choice habitat for pheasants. Early in the season, pheasants are scattered in small flocks, but winter’s fury pushes birds into heavy cover and concentrates them. Tree strips, cattail sloughs and dense weed patches hold pheasants this time of year. You won’t find a better place than Southeast South Dakota for your next hunting excursion! In our region, pheasants are abundant along with geese, ducks, turkey and deer. Hunters can also find partridge, quail, dove, coyote and fox. Southeast South Dakota offers access to nearly 4.5 million acres of public land for your hunting pleasure. Many private land owners will allow you to hunt on their property if you ask permission first and honor the privilege of hunting their land. We also have private reserves that offer guided hunts along with lodging and meals. East River Deer Traditional Southeast South Dakota hunting season for deer is: • Firearm, midNovember through early December. • Archery, late September through December. Range and Habitat: East of the Missouri River, deer hunters will find crops such as corn, oats, wheat, sunflowers and soybeans attracting the whitetail deer population. South Dakota hunting for mule deer is limited to counties bordering the Missouri River. Rolling pastures, tree strips, river bottoms and cattail sloughs provide South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Traditional Southeast South Dakota pheasant hunting season usually starts in mid-October. Preserve season, September through March. Although pheasants are found statewide, the main pheasant range encompasses the eastern two-thirds of the state. Pheasants prefer agricultural fields, wooded draws, tree strips, wetlands and set-aside Did You Know? escape cover for the deer. Non-resident firearm hunting opportunities are limited, and nonresidents are only able to apply for South Dakota hunting licenses after three resident drawings. Archery east river deer licenses are unlimited. South Dakota Goose Hunting Southeast South Dakota hunting season for canada goose is September to December. (November to midFebruary in some areas) Spring Light Goose Season: Mid-February to early-May. Fall Light Goose Season: Late September to midJanuary. Range and Habitat: Geese can be found and hunted statewide. The Missouri River corridor is the main route for more than 400,000 migrating Canada geese, and eastern South Dakota attracts 350,000 snow- and blue-geese migrants. South Dakota Duck Hunting Traditional Southeast South Dakota hunting season for duck is lateSeptember to December. Range and Habitat: More than 15 million ducks migrate annually through South Dakota. They include mallards, gadwall, pintails and teal. Along the Missouri River, the migration peaks in mid-November with 600,000 ducks, primarily mallards. South Dakota Prairie Turkey Hunting Traditional Southeast South Dakota hunting season for turkey is: Spring firearm and archery, April to mid-May. Fall prairie turkey, November through January. Range and Habitat: In the eastern South Dakota, turkeys prefer the woods and brushy hillsides of rivers, as well as tree belts. South Dakota Hunting Licenses Visit www.gfp.sd.gov for fees and more information. Or call South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks at 605-223-7660. Please refer to the current South Dakota Hunting & Trapping Handbook for all South Dakota hunting regulations. Hunting Basics Thousands of people across North America find hunting game to be a rewarding pastime. People hunt many different types of animals, but deer are some of the most popular to target. Deer hunting can help to address deer overpopulation in many areas. Hunting requires more than going out with a weapon and targeting deer. Hunters must prepare themselves and purchase the appropriate equipment to protect themselves and make sure they are hunting in adherence to local laws. To begin, hunters should check with their local fish and game organizations to learn about acquiring hunting Swanson Hunting Acres “Where Good People Meet For Good Hunting” Pheasant Hunts & Lodging Reservations or Information Call: Jim, Darrel & Betty Swanson 89054 519th Ave., Niobrara, NE 68760 402-857-3794 or 402-841-7926 Lodging Year Round 1550 Acre Hunting Ground ? MetroCreativeConnection licences. Licenses will ensure that hunting is being done according to the rules of a particular state, town or province, and establish just how many animals can be taken. Hunters will need to make sure their firearms or bows are operational and clean. Hunters may also want to invest in tree stands, binoculars, knives, ammunition, hunting blinds, shooting glasses, ear protection, processing kits (for field dressing), and hunting attire. To make themselves more visible to fellow hunters, hunters should wear clothing in blaze orange rather than camouflage. Hunters can visit fishing and game retailers for additional recommendations on gear. ? MetroCreativeConnection Buffalo Ridge Goldens ATTENTION HUNTERS AKC Golden Retrievers for the family and the field. See Us For Your Wild Game Processing Products available from your fresh game: •Salami •Cheese Salami •Jalepeno Cheese Salami •Smoked Country •Ring Bologna •Wieners Topbrass Bloodlines •Breakfast Sausage •Bratwurst •Cheesy Brats •Jerky •Sticks •Cheese Sticks •Dried Deer Not accepting full carcass for 2019 season. We are taking clean boneless trim. Steiner’s Locker 404 E. 3rd St,. Yankton, SD • 605-665-3407 New Flavor RASPBERRY JALAPENO In The Located ant Of Pheas Heart ! Country October Shotgun Shell Sale! Pull a Shell and See Your Discount Tucked Inside! Pick Some Up While Hunting in SD or Order Online at www.DimockDairy.com, Email: cheese@dimockdairy.com 155 W. 1st Street, Dimock, SD • 605-928-3833 www.dimockdairy.com 7:00AM–6:30PM M–F, 7:30AM–2PM Saturday Autumn generally kickstarts deer hunting season in many areas of the United States and Canada. Depending on the region, elk, caribou, moose, and other deer species also may be in open season in fall as well. Each state/ province has specific regulations concerning weaponry and hunting locations. Archery, muzzle-loader and youth hunting seasons often precede general firearms seasons. Licencing is widely necessary, and licenses can typically be acquired through Department of Wildlife and Game centers and websites. Counties may implement bag limits. Hunters are advised to check regulatory information prior to any hunting excursion. 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