Although the states are very close together then hunting is very different. In Minnesota you can hunt white tailed deer and there is a bigger population of deer in Minnesota VS South Dakota. Although there is more deer in Minnesota the deer in south Dakota seem to grow a lot larger. Minnesota only has white tailed deer and South Dakota has whitetail and mule deer. Minnesota also has black bears and South Dakota does not. The waterfowl aspect of it is pretty close to the same. South Dakota seems to get more waterfowl traffic so you would be better off hunting there. There is a lot of similarities and differences you just have to do your homework to decide where to hunt depending on the game you are going for.