South Dakota Duck Hunting

South Dakota Duck Hunting is truly the mecca for present day water fowler. In fact South Dakota duck hunting has become a “bucket list” hunt and replaced many waterfowler’s Canada trip every year.

Our guided SD hunts are typically all combo hunts for both ducks (mallards, wigeon, pintail) and geese (giant canadas, specks & snows) will likely be field hunts.  South Dakotas habitat is as close as it gets to paradise for a duck.  The area consists mainly of two things, potholes and rolling corn and bean fields, the perfect combination for ducks to thrive.

We run our SD hunts late October to mid November when the migration is traditionally in full swing.  The majority of the hunts will be in corn or bean fields we scouted the previous day and had ducks and/or geese feeding in them.

3 days Hunting/Lodging AND Meals

  • $1450/person

We require a minimum of 3 days of hunting for our guided SD duck hunts.  Hunts will be conducted in groups of 6-8 hunters.  Parties who book with 8 hunters or more will get a closed group with just them and their guides.

Each fall non resident South Dakota waterfowl licenses are done on a lottery basis with applications starting in June and ending in early July.  Please give your group plenty of time for us to help you with this.  Graham will walk you through the process over the phone to ensure your group is registered properly.

More licensing information and the non resident application can be found by clicking on the link below:

SD Non Resident Waterfowl Application

We don’t hold any dates until your deposit is in.  Deposits can be taken by a credit card over the phone, paypal, venmo or a check in the mail.  We recommend a card over the phone, venmo or paypal as they are the easiest and quickest way that dates can be reserved.  If you choose to send a check please know your dates can’t be reserved until your check has been received.

We provide everything needed to be successful in the field, blinds, calling, decoys, flags etc

Here’s what you need to make sure you bring for your hunt

  • Gun (unless your renting from us)
  • Hunting license
  • Weather appropriate hunting clothing
  • Ammo (3’s or 4’s for ducks and 2’s and BB or BBB for geese)
  • Snacks for blind but no coolers, please only bring the minimum into the field.  NO ALCOHOL
  • Please make sure everyone in your group brings a face mask or face paint!  This is very important!

Want more information on what a typical day of goose hunting looks like with us?  Click Here

Deposits and Refund policy –  We require a deposit of $300/person via card over the phone, paypal (Graham@maxxedoutguides) or venmo (@maxxedoutguides) to book a South Dakota Duck hunt.

Deposits are 100% non refundable.  Last last minute cancellations will forfeit their deposit.  If weather or birds require us to postpone your hunt, your deposit will simply be re-applied to a later date (rain check).  No exceptions.