Purchase licenses: A small game license is needed to hunt pheasants. Hunting licenses may be purchased at the following locations in Redfield:
- Appel Oil - 833 3rd St W
- Redfield Food Center - 516 Main St
- Spink Co. Treasurer - 210 7th Ave E
- Ace Hardware - 525 Main St
- Or on line at www.gfp.sd.gov
Public Hunting Areas: SD Public Hunting Atlas Updates
The South Dakota Hunting Atlas which contains information on private lands leased as public Walk-In Areas, the state's Game Production Areas, federal Waterfowl Production Areas, School Lands and lands under the Bureau of Land Management can be picked up at our visitor center or from the SD Game, Fish and Parks offices, licensing agents throughout the state or by emailing your request to the GF&P website.
South Dakota has three pheasant seasons:
- SD Regular Pheasant Season - the regular season, which traditionally opens the third Saturday in October each year (officially set until April).
- Youth Pheasant Season - a 2-day youth season (first weekend in October)
- 3-Day Resident Pheasant Season - 3-day resident-only season (Saturday - Monday after youth season)
Daily Limit: 3 cock pheasants
Possession Limit: 15 cock pheasants, taken according to daily limit.
- 12 noon Central Daylight Time to sunset through October
- 10 a.m. Central Standard Time to sunset the rest of the season.
Rules and Regulations: (Check the GF&P web site for official hunting regulations)
The Hunting Handbook has the general laws and regulations hunters need to know. It contains information such as license requirements, season dates, shooting hours and more.