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Non resident of South Dakota researching info for deer hunting. Looking to do DIY public/walk in hunting. Trying to figure out if east or west river which would be better? Also looking at just applying for the state wide archery tag and being able to go whereever. I want to try and avoid hotels. So looking at places where its allowed to tent camp or bring a small camper and set up. Any info is appreciated. Thanks
SD had a very good public access booklet they used to put out. Check on it.
No deer in South Dakota. EHD...all died.
If given the choice I'd go west river every time.
Decent deer population in the Black Hills area. Tons of public land.
I'm a NR that's been going there about 10 years. Had great hunting back then...been tapering off a bit the last few years.
How bout saying? Just saying.
SoDak is a very underrated deer state! Muleys and whiteys!!
South Dakota actually has an app you can download. In the app they have an interactive map showing all the public land in the state.
As things sit right now you can’t hunt public land till Oct 1st if you get your tag(s) in April.
I bought a soft topper just for hunting SD. I would park in an approach crawl in the back and go to sleep. No campground needed then.
Michael- How does the soft topper do for holding in the heat? Do you run a mr.buddy heater?