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I agree with flyguy, Sw SD is

I agree with flyguy, Sw SD is loaded with mule deer and the grasslands, while huge have great spots to hunt.  I will be bow hunting for the 1st time this year and am definitely going to get tags for the Black Hills and the grasslands.  Custer or Hot Springs would be the best places to stay for this area.  I am in Custer so I know the area.  Let me know when you are going to be here, maybe I could help you to pick the best areas to hunt. 

Also, where in WI have you been hunting?  I am from there originally(moved to Custer 6 1/2 years ago).

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Hi sdwolfden!  I see you

Hi sdwolfden!  I see you posted on the UOA website that you got a bow and are going to give archery a try.  You will love the up close and personal aspects of it, but I don't think they will let you stick them with a knife like the one comment that was made, LOL!  Personally, when I finished a pheasant hunt in ND and dropped off my buddy at the airport in Rapid City and then headed on south down 79 and on into Nebraska, I liked the area down there for mulies better than up where you are.  I stayed right by the Boyscout Camp again near the Park for several days and went out in the whole area around you scouting before I headed up to ND and all I saw was whitetails.  There weren't as many as in past years when I've been out there, but I heard they got hit pretty bad by blue tongue.  I hardly see any mulies when I'm out in your area turkey hunting in the Spring either.  Therefore, I think down toward HotSprings on into Nebraska is where I would be concentrating for mulies for the number of them I saw down there on my way to NM last October.  Say hi to the wolfieone or whatever he's calling himself now!!!

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Hey Topgun,  West of Custer

Hey Topgun,  West of Custer to the Wyoming border is where you start seeing mulies, and then from Hwy 16 south, there are lots of them.  The first deer I ever shot was a muley doe.  In here he goes by Scruffy D Wolf and he says hi.

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I don't doubt that!  I can't

I don't doubt that!  I can't watch the road and look for deer as you go on that highway toward Newcastle the way it winds all over, LOL!  I do see a lot of game after I get closer to the state line and the driving is a little safer too.  I had only been down to HotSprings one other time, but didn't see many deer then.  However, when I went down on 79 heading for NM, I hit it at the perfect time in the evening and the mulies were really coming out into the open.  That's why I made that post!  I hope you get your muscles used to pulling that bow back and when you do you will have a lot more fun.  Just take your time and build up the number of shots you take and you have plenty of time for a lot of practice before next Fall.  Good luck!

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sdwolfden wrote:

I agree with flyguy, Sw SD is loaded with mule deer and the grasslands, while huge have great spots to hunt.  I will be bow hunting for the 1st time this year and am definitely going to get tags for the Black Hills and the grasslands.  Custer or Hot Springs would be the best places to stay for this area.  I am in Custer so I know the area.  Let me know when you are going to be here, maybe I could help you to pick the best areas to hunt. 

Also, where in WI have you been hunting?  I am from there originally(moved to Custer 6 1/2 years ago).

sdwolfden,

Sorry for the VERY late response. 

Do a little deer hunting and all my turkey hunting around Adams/Friendship.

Do moost deer hunting (bow & gun) around Mountain.

How 'bout you?

WindLaker

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Sorry it took so long to

Sorry it took so long to reply, we had computer problems and just got a new computer tonight.

Most of my hunting in Wi was for rabbits and squirrels when I was a child.  Never got to deer or turkey hunt in WI, but here in Custer, I love that I can walk out my back door and walk 1/10th of a mile and be in the Black Hills National Forest.  That is where I shot my first deer( a mule deer doe) and my first muzzleloader deer(a whitetail doe) and my very first whitetail buck- an 8 pointer.

Mountain is a good place for trout fishing and I have some relatives up in that area.

If you come to hunt pronghorn, let me know and I could try to be a guide or at least show you some areas to hunt.

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