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When does the rut start in south dakota

Does anybody know about when the rut starts in south dakota? I hope my decoys will work the last week of august

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

the rut usually starts in mid october

where are u hunting at

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

coyotehound
nice to see you help out somebody.

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

antelope hunts in south dakota are pretty good if u get into the right spots. antelope hunts are fairly fun if u know the land and figure out there patterns because they actally travel in a circle. i have a couple of decent antelope mounts the best i have scores 78 B&C

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

i'm going to northern perkins county the last week of august

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i dont know alot about perkins county but i will help u all i can goats in that area is one of the better spots for numbers
i will help u all i can do u have an area to go or are u looking for a spot?

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

I'm going to be around the shadehill resevoir. Any public land and walk in areas i'll be hunting. I've never been pronghorn hunting so i'll have to learn as i go.

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jman474 wrote:
I'm going to be around the shadehill resevoir. Any public land and walk in areas i'll be hunting. I've never been pronghorn hunting so i'll have to learn as i go.

Shadehill reservoir is a nice spot.  I haven't been up that way in several years and don't remember exactly where the walk in areas are, but there are atlases for that:  http://www.southdakotahunting.com/downloads/maps-atlas.html

I'm a HUGE fan of using GPS and the SDGFP has maps you can download so you know when you are on/off public land.  

 

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

looks like there is alot of national grassland up around the shade hill area. I will check with Game fish and parks to see if that is public land to hunt or if u still need land operator permission. im going fishing with one of the officers next week i will ask him then.

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

What are the pronhorn numbers in north-western south dakota. Counties like Perkins, Harding, and Butte. I'm not looking for a trophy, heck i'd go with a smaller buck. I'm only 16 and i've spent the last year planning the hunt myself, no help at all. I would like to get something, but i would be really upset if i didn't even see any speedgoats when i'm out there. I don't know anybody in my area who hunt pronghorn so i'm the first. I have to learn as i go, can't ask dad for any questions cause he has no clue. Any information would really help

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Re: When does the rut start in south dakota

your hunting some of the better area's of south dakota for goat numbers. as far as size this area also holds your better chances for a nice buck. I just talked with GF&P Friend he will be down tommrow so i will get some more info for u. you should have a good hunt look around for some public land.