The Pierre area's numerous lakes and ponds boast extraordinary freshwater fishing in every season.  Abundant, well managed populations of numerous species provide exciting fishing on hundreds of miles of shoreline on Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe.  Smaller ponds and lakes dot the nearby prairies and the Fort Pierre National Grassland, offering excellent fishing from shore and small craft.  Successful ice fishing spans locations and species.

From the shore of Lake Oahe to the prairies of the Fort Pierre National Grassland, the area surrounding Pierre and Fort Pierre boasts a rich diversity of big and small game. Hunting in the Pierre area is a sport nearly year-round, as it is throughout the state.