Hunting & Fishing

Hunting & Fishing in Yankton


Hunting is a year-round sport in southeastern South Dakota. Small game, waterfowl and big game dominate the fall hunting seasons, while predator hunting fills the winter months and spring signals the start of turkey season. South Dakota’s state bird, the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, thrives in the habitat provided by the South Dakota landscape.


Southeastern South Dakota has more than 175 fishing lakes as large as 29,000 acres. This region is equipped to host fishermen year-round with open seasons on most species of fish: bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, perch, sauger and walleye. Lewis & Clark Lake draws anglers from across the country with its alluring combination of largemouth and smallmouth bass, and Westside Park in Yankton has a great fishing pond for kids. If nothing’s biting, don’t worry – you can feed the friendly ducks that reside there.

Guides and Outfitters

The locations and descriptions of fishing guides and hunting outfitters in the Yankton area are featured in the business listings below.

Riibe Outdoors

Your Expert Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Southeast South Dakota

Experience the wonder of nature in its purest form. Feel the discipline of the wait and then the overwhelming rush of the capture. Live up to the challenge of beating wild creatures in their own element.

We live for these experiences and want to bring you along for the ride.

The Walleye Guys

Southeast South Dakota’s Premier Fishing Guides

The Missouri River is one of Americas most pristine and vibrant fisheries. It is our mission to give you the best experience possible. With the vast options of available waters from the Missouri River to the Glacial Lakes our fishing opportunities are endless.

For state handbooks, click here.

Hunting and Fishing Seasons

For complete, up-to-date information on hunting and fishing in South Dakota, check out the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Web site at

License Information

South Dakota has established seasons for hunting different species of animals and birds. A license is required. Fishing is permitted in South Dakota year-round. Limitations for the number and size of fish caught are set by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.

Licenses can be purchased at several local convenience stores, bait shops, sporting goods stores and park and recreation offices. Places to get hunting and fishing licenses in Yankton include:

Processing and Taxidermy

Yankton has options for processing your game and fish including:

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Hunting & Fishing Outdoor Recreation Outfitters

Dunham Sporting Goods

Retail chain stocking equipment, clothing & footwear for sports, fitness & outdoor recreation   Location 2101 Broadway Ave. / Yankton Mall Contact (605) 665-0100   […]

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Hunting & Fishing Licenses Outdoor Recreation Shopping


Hy-Vee is an employee-owned chain of more than 245 supermarkets located throughout the Midwestern United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Location […]

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Processing & Taxidermy


Fourth generation outdoors guide offering summer fishing trips, bear hunts, sleeper fishouse rentals. Also a sales outlet for wholesale Spottail Shiners, Creek Chubs, Redtails, River […]

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