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Hunting in Mitchell

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!


Pheasant Hunting

in Mitchell

South Dakota ranks among the top two states for pheasant harvest and boasts the highest number of birds harvested per hunter per season. Positioned in the prime ring-neck range, Mitchell has consistently held its reputation as one of the nation’s premier pheasant hunting destinations for decades.

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.


Your Hunting Trip

to Mitchell
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Sand Creek Lodge

Lodges & Cabins In the Country
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Lodging, Outdoors & Recreation

Farrell Farms Pheasant Hunts

Hunting In the Country
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Hunter's Dream, LLC

Hunting In Town
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Lodging, Outdoors & Recreation

Hetland's Hunting Haven

Hunting In the Country
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Lodging, Outdoors & Recreation

Valley View Villa

Vacation Rentals In the Country

Hyatt’s Green Acres

Campgrounds In the Country
Event Venues, Lodging, Outdoors & Recreation

Granite Springs Lodge

Lodges & Cabins In the Country

Travel Tips

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.

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