We have have over 150,000 acres of private ranches in Central South Dakota with high numbers of big Mule Deer. These ranches are located West of Pierre, South Dakota on and near the Cheyenne and Bad Rivers. The opportunity to spot and stalk big Mule Deer on these ranches is absolutely incredible due to the terrain and peak rut dates. Our primary hunting methods on these ranches is spot and stalk along with occasional ground blind set ups. Hunters should expect numerous stalk opportunities on 160-180”+ bucks during a typical 5 day hunt. Our archery hunters have taken numerous 180″+ bucks over the past few years and we typically run 90-100% shooting opportunity. We run these archery hunts in early November towards the beginning of the rut. This allows our archery hunters to hunt the week prior to gun season which gives them first opportunity at the biggest bucks. South Dakota archery permits are obtained over-the-counter and are valid for both species. These hunts are hotel based hunts with all meals and lodging included. Hunters can fly directly into Pierre, South Dakota and we will pick them at the airport. Hunters can also fly into Rapid City or Sioux Falls, South Dakota however they will need to rent a vehicle and drive to Pierre.