The Lowdown


Southeast South Dakota is a hunter's paradise, with abundant game of varied species providing a variety of hunting opportunities. Upland game, waterfowl, small game and big game dominate the fall hunting seasons. Hunting for predators fills the winter months, and spring signals the start of turkey hunting. Though pheasant and deer are the most popular, hunters may also find partridge, quail, dove, coyote and fox.


Southeastern South Dakota has more than 175 fishing lakes ranging in size from three to 29,000 acres. Three major rivers run through the region - the Big Sioux, James and Missouri. For most anglers, walleye and bass, both largemouth and smallmouth compete for top honors. Other species found in our waters include white bass, muskie, northern pike, sauger, catfish, saug-eye, sturgeon, brown trout, rainbow trout, bullhead, bluegill, perch, and crappie.