Hunting & Fishing

Gentlemen ice fishing in Watertown, SD.

Come experience the famous South Dakota hunting and fishing.  Watertown, SD is an outdoorsmans' paradise. Take a short drive to Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake or nearby glacial lakes for year-round fishing. Try pheasant hunting in South Dakota's public hunting areas, or book a hunt at a local hunting lodge to enjoy one of Watertown's most treasured past-times. You are sure to have a great hunting and fishing experience in Watertown, SD.

Full access was recently restored to numerous lakes in eastern South Dakota. Click here to learn more about non-meandered waters in South Dakota.

To apply for a hunting or fishing license, please visit South Dakota GFP.


Home to the nation’s best pheasant hunting, South Dakota offers hunting opportunities for big game, waterfowl, turkey and more. Friendly hosts, private lodges and nearly five million acres of public land welcome both residents and nonresidents to this world-class hunting haven.


Fishing Season is YEAR-ROUND in South Dakota, so enjoy fishing in any season. From pro anglers to weekend enthusiasts, South Dakota has year-round fishing opportunities for everyone.


Watertown, SD area lakes are great for all kinds of activities.  


A list of Watertown SD area Veterinarians in case your dog runs into trouble while hunting in the field.