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South Dakota Merriam’s Turkey - Hunt #28-T

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The outfitter has over 100,000 acres leased and an excellent population of turkeys. Deer hunting has been their primary focus so the turkeys have seen very little hunting pressure. The ranches are located in the prairie region east of Rapid City.

This hunt is fully guided. Hunters have the option to do their own calling or have the guides do it. Our clients have enjoyed 100% opportunity in past years.

Included are meals, motel lodging and 2×1 guiding. Can accommodate up to 6 hunters per camp.

The turkey license contains two tags. Licenses are available via a draw using online applications. Draw odds are very high. To date, I have only had two clients not draw. Hunters are encouraged to buy a $10 preference point in the fall to increase their odds of drawing.

Copy and paste this link for deadlines and license details: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/turkey/spring-turkey.aspx. The season runs the second weekend in April through the third weekend in May.

Minimum age to hunt is 12. Hunters under the age of 16 must have a Hunter Ed card or a previous license from another state to apply.

2 Day Hunt - $1550 (plus 8% sales tax) one bird hunt

3 Day Hunt - $2250 (plus 8% sales tax) two bird hunt