Get Your Game On

Thousands of in-state and out-of-state hunters and fishers travel to Pierre every year to experience some of the finest outdoor sporting in the Midwest.

Both hunters and fishers enjoy special amenities, including:

  • Free airport shuttle

  • Access to our game- and fish-cleaning shed

  • Locked freezer space

  • Free ice

  • Free parking with plug-ins

  • Pets welcome

  • Maps

  • Local tips on the best guides and boat rentals

For licenses and more information, check out the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks website.

Hunting

Join us for spectacular South Dakota hunting! All you need is a small game license and non-toxic shot to enjoy our abundance of pheasant, grouse, prairie dog, and geese.

The pheasant hunting season opener is traditionally the third Saturday in October, so book your hunting party’s stay now!

Fishing

Whether you head down the Missouri River or up to Lake Oahe, you’ll find a memorable fishing experience with tons of walleye, salmon, bass, northern, catfish, and panfish.

Lake Oahe is located just 4-5 miles north of Pierre, and it’s known as one of the best fishing spots in the Midwest. It’s 231 miles long and 205 feet deep, with clear water and plenty of fish.

The Missouri River offers opportunities not just for fishing but for on-shore activities like sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, camping, swimming, or just relaxing throughout the summer months.