my brother lives in SD and hunts Harding Co annually. Last winter there was a MASSIVE winter kill up there--SD GFP also saw this and really limited permits this yr b/c of the winter kill. He hunts public up there and this year there we WAY LESS goats running around. It will take a few yrs for the herd up there to recover. FYI
I was pretty happy to draw tags this year. I know everyone is saying the numbers are down, but I saw a ton of goats last year in Butte and Harding county. Haven't been out yet this year to scout, so not sure what it looks like.
a quick note....the third draw is open right now for antelope. i put in for more tags...most doe/kid tags leftover but after this draw it is first come first serve...so basically is over the counter. there were alot of tags left by the way!
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...