Dog retrieving your pheasant

Home to the nation’s best pheasant hunting, South Dakota offers hunting opportunities for big game, waterfowl, turkey and more. If you are planning your hunting trip to Watertown, here are a few resources to help you make sure you can get all of your ducks, or pheasants, in a row.

Purchase or Apply for a License

The South Dakota Game Fish & Parks is the best resource to get your small game and fishing licence, or apply for big game hunting licences in South Dakota.

Hunting in South Dakota Videos

Get a sneak peek at what your pheasant hunting trip to Watertown could look like!


South Dakota Game Fish Parks Hunting Handbook

Come hunt this season in Watertown, South Dakota, where you’ll find thousands of acres of public land & a bounty of birds. Along with pheasants, hunters will also find world-class duck & goose hunting just minutes from town. Get your comprehensive guide to hunting in SD and view the SD Game Fish and Parks Hunting Handbook!