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During the South Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, In seasons restricted to muzzleloading rifles, telescopic sights are not allowed. Telescopic sights are those sights that utilize magnification. Muzzleloading pistols are not legal. No person may hunt, shoot, shoot at, wound, kill, or pursue any big game animal with any muzzle loading rifle which is less than .44 caliber. South Dakota is a great state for muzzleloader hunting.

South Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

Deer Season - Muzzleloader Antlerless Only Whitetail Season Dates
Start: Dec 1, 2019
End: Jan 1, 2020

Deer Season - Muzzleloader Season Dates
Start: Dec 1, 2019
End: Jan 1, 2020

 

South Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season

South Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

MUZZLELOADER DEER

A statewide deer hunting season specifically for the use of primitive muzzleloader firearms traditionally opens December 1.

A limited number of "any deer" licenses are available to residents only.

"Antlerless whitetail deer" permits are available to both residents and nonresidents and sold through the end of the season.

Special Requirements:

  • Hunters must wear fluorescent orange.
  • Telescopic sights up to 1X may be used.
  • Smokeless powder is not allowed during muzzleloading seasons.

Restrictions:

  • In seasons restricted to muzzleloading rifles, no telescopic sights may be used. Telescopic sights are those sights that utilize magnification.

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/

Have Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about South Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com

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