Mitchell makes it easy to plan your outdoor adventures.
With decades of tradition, the most lodges and guides in the state, excellent outfitters, over 60 restaurants, and plenty of nightlife, Mitchell is pheasant hunting done right!
The Mitchell area also has the highest concentration of hunting guides in South Dakota, providing an outstanding array of choices for planning your hunting expedition.
The hunting season starts in the third week of October, but residents and youth can hunt on public land before that. Additionally, several local hunting preserves have longer seasons. The season ends at the end of January.
To minimize competition with other hunters, it’s recommended to plan your visit after the onset of cold weather when pheasant numbers are higher. Typically, the first significant snowfall occurs in early November, making it an ideal time for those who enjoy hunting in snowy conditions. The late season often offers better availability, with plowed fields reducing hiding spots for ring-necks, improving your chances of a successful hunt.