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South Dakota Whitetail Deer - Hunt #28-WD

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This outfitter has over 100,000 acres in western South Dakota and specializes in harvesting mature bucks. When you have extensive acreage, a modest harvest and an emphasis on mature animals, you can see why they are taking some great bucks.

Rifle hunting done by spot and stalk and stand hunting while archers use tree stands, ground blinds and some spot and stalk. The terrain consists of river bottoms, brushy draws, crop fields and food plots. Seeing 50-100 deer a day is not uncommon.

Whitetail rifle tags require a draw with the deadline usually being in April. There is also a 2nd and 3rd application deadline in August. The good news is the supply normally exceeds demand so most years there are leftover tags available on a first-come first-serve basis right up until season opens. However this outfitter fills up fast, consequently it is recommended to book well in advance.

Archery tags are guaranteed and are good for a whitetail or mule deer. Archery season usually runs from the 3rd week in September through the end of December.

The rifle season starts the 2nd full weekend in November and runs for 16 days. Hunters may apply as a group. Hunters under the age of 16 must have a Hunter Ed card or a previous license from another state to apply.

Included: Meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding (1×1 available for an extra $200 per day). Closest airport is Rapid City. Airport pick-up and drop-off is available for $200 round trip.

Combination hunts offering whitetails / pheasants are available for an additional fee.

4 Day Rifle Hunt - $4750 2×1 guiding and $5250 1×1 guiding (plus 8 sales tax)
5 Day Archery Hunt - $4250 2×1 guiding (plus 8% sales tax)

Can also be done as a 5 day 2 buck hunt for a whitetail and mule deer for $7800. See Mule Deer Hunt #28-MD