South Dakota HUNT
Rifle Whitetail Deer Hunts
We have have over 150,000 acres of private ranches in Central South Dakota loaded with Whitetails. These ranches are located West of Pierre, South Dakota on and near the Cheyenne and Bad Rivers. These ranches have incredible opportunities for trophy Whitetails. Our rifle hunters consistently harvest 150-180″+ bucks and on average will see 10-20 bucks per day. Historically we have run 90-100% harvest success with rifle hunters. Our primary hunting methods on these ranches is spot and stalk along with ground blinds and some tree stand hunting. These hunts take place in mid November during the peak of the rut. The rifle Whitetail permits are obtained through a draw process. The first drawing for these tags is in mid April and is called the West River Special Buck drawing. This is a private land only landowner sponsored drawing. This Special Buck tag can sometimes be drawn the first year applying but typically it takes an average of 1-2 years to draw the tag. There is a second drawing in July for West River Deer general tags. These are county specific and species specific tags. These tags will take on average 2-3 year to draw and landowner sponsorship is not required. We do handle the applications for hunters who are booked with us on these hunts. 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.