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I was luckey enough to get pick for sd this year. I am not looking for hot spots just wondering what everyone thinks about the best time to go, or if anyone has past experances from sd.

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as long as nothing goofy happens with the weather, there will be ducks to shoot from start to finish of the season this year. some "untraditional" counties are going to be holding a lot of birds this fall with all of the rain that has fallen. do a little homework and you will have a good trip.

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I have hunted SD several years for waterfowl. Early season is good if your not interested in Pheasants. Once they open it gets busier as far as trying to find a place to stay. Late season can be a challenge if everything freezes up early. Its tough to get on land as most landowners have their properties locked up for pheasant hunting at $150.00 plus per day. The Northeast part of the state around Watertown and north is full of small potholes and lots of public land. Northwest of Aberdeen their are many potholes as well. That area to the north of Watertown does not have as many pheasants and its generally easier to find accomodations. If camping their are several state parks in the area which are very nice. You might want to consider fishing as its pretty good. Not many waterfowl hunters compared to Minnesota, you should enjoy yourself.

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