South Dakota Small Game Seasons 2023-2024

Gopher Season

  • Gopher Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

Grouse Seasons

  • Grouse (Sharp-tailed, Prairie Chicken, and Ruffed Grouse) Season:
    • Start Date: September 16, 2023 (Saturday)
    • End Date: January 7, 2024 (Sunday)

Jackrabbit Season

  • Jackrabbit Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

Marmot Season

  • Marmot Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

Mink and Weasel Season

  • Resident Mink and Weasel Season:
    • Start Date: November 1, 2023
    • End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Nonresident Mink and Weasel Season:
    • Start Date: December 1, 2023
    • End Date: January 31, 2024

Opossum Season

  • Opossum Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

Rabbit Seasons

  • Cottontail Rabbit Season:
    • Start Date: September 1
    • End Date: February 29
    • Note: Statewide

Raccoon Season

  • Resident Raccoon Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31
  • Nonresident Raccoon Season:
    • Start Date: December 1
    • End Date: March 15

Skunk Season

  • Skunk Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

Squirrel Seasons

  • Tree Squirrel Season:
    • Start Date: September 1
    • End Date: February 29
  • Ground Squirrel Season:
    • Start Date: January 1
    • End Date: December 31

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