South Dakota Waterfowl Hunting

south dakota Waterfowl Hunting

South Dakota Duck Hunting

Double P Ranch is located in the Prairie Pothole region aka “the duck factory”. The high density of wetlands produces and attracts thousands of resident and migratory waterfowl. Our ranch has nearly one hundred wetlands.


Many of our guests will add waterfowl hunting during their visit. Waterfowl hunting begins the fourth weekend in September and continues until conditions force the birds South, generally late in November. To hunt waterfowl in South Dakota a non-resident waterfowl license is needed. This is a limited issue license awarded by lottery draw.  Applications become available online in June with the draw occurring in July.  We will gladly assist making sure the group applies for the correct license on time.

Waterfowl Hunting at Double P Ranch

September Early Canada Goose Season:

This special September season is a limited issue license, although the tags have never sold out.  The early Canada goose season limit is 8 per day.  The sub-species resident geese are the Superior Canada goose.  Fully mature geese can weigh up to 14lbs.  A successful Canada goose hunt will average 2-4 geese per hunter with good shooting. Adding a day of guided goose hunting is a nice addition especially for hunters who have never hunted these giant geese.

Guided Waterfowl Hunting

Guided waterfowl hunting is a popular addition for many of our guests. The waterfowl guide will scout prior to your arrival to pinpoint fields of feeding birds. These are primarily morning hunts unless the birds are feeding late, or the guest prefer to sleep in. The guides utilize proprietary pull behind field blinds which provide a significant improvement in comfort over layout blinds.  Common waterfowl: Mallard, widgeon, pintail, and Canada Geese.

South Dakota waterfowl licenses are awarded by lottery. Applications become available in June with a deadline in July. Click here for more information.

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Double P Ranch
42617 183rd Street
Clark, South Dakota 57225

South Dakota Pheasant, Whitetail Deer, & Waterfowl hunting ranch that is unparalleled for habitat quality and diversity.