Opening weekend for pheasant hunting in Aberdeen is behind us, but the traditional pheasant hunting season continues through January 31. Whether you’re a guest or a local in Brown County, this page is your quick guide for all things pheasant hunting in the Aberdeen area. //
Shooting Hours: 10:00 AM Central Time – sunset
Residents: Small Game License, any Combination License, Youth Small Game License, or 1-Day Small Game License .
Nonresidents: Nonresident Small Game License or Nonresident Youth Small Game License (each valid for two 5-day hunting periods; start dates must be identified before license is issued). Multiple licenses may be purchased to hunt more than the two 5-day periods allowed by one license.
Daily Limit: Three rooster pheasants
Possession Limit: 15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit.
Where to Hunt
Watch for these signs to know what type of land you’re hunting.
These are privately-owned lands leased for public hunting access by the SDGFP. No further permission is required from landowners to hunt these areas.
CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program)
Administered by the Farm Service Agency, these are another example of privately-owned lands leased for public hunting and fishing access.
Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition Land
Found throughout the county and marked with teal green boundary signs and SDGFP walk-in signs, these sites are privately-owned and open to public hunting access through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Game Production Areas
These outdoor regions are managed for the production and maintenance of wildlife. The CasanovaGame Production Area, located southwest of Aberdeen, is one of the best state-owned lands for pheasant hunting.
Local Sporting Goods Providers
Dunham’s | 605.229.3023 | www.dunhamssports.com
Jim’s Gun and Service Center | 605.225.9111 | Facebook: Jim’s Gun Service Center
Ken’s SuperFair Foods | 605.225.6671 | aberdeen.kenssuperfair.com
Kessler’s | 605.225.1692 | www.kesslersgrocery.com
Runnings | 605.226.2600 | www.runnings.com
SoDak Sports | 605.996.0316 | www.sodaksports.com
Walmart | 6052292345 | www.walmart.com
Young Guns | 605.725.2506 | www.yggunsmithing.com
Hunting Lodges in Brown County
Base Kamp (Groton) basekamplodge.com
Lodge Flatland Flyways (Hecla) flatlandflyways.com
Foote Creek Bed & Breakfast www.footecreek.com
Half Cocked Lodge (Mina) www.halfcockedlodge.com
Pheasant Country Hunts (Aberdeen) www.pheasantcountryhunts.com
Pine Shadows Daybreak (Frederick) www.pineshadows.com
Rivett Refuge Lodge (Mina) www.rivettrefugepreserve.com
Royal Flush Hunting Lodge (Stratford) royalflushhunting.com
Wyly Farm & Ranch (Aberdeen) wylyfarmandranch.com
Download the SD GFP Outdoors App!
- Purchase your hunting license and keep it on your phone
- View public hunting maps by county
- Download 2020 hunting and fishing handbooks
- Organize your license, maps, and downloads in a digital backpack
Available on Android Google Play and iPhone App Store.
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