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where to archery hunt SD mullies

I am planning a trip this year to SD to archery hunt mullies. does anyone have any info. on where would be a good place to hunt.we will probably coming out the middle of Oct. thanks in advance

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Go to SD website they will mail you all the info you want. There are strips of BLM mixed wth private lands alog the Missouri river in the southern part of the state.

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

The West River and Black Hills tags can take a preference point to draw, but there's a lot of deer. Don't forget about the Pine Ridge of Nebraska either.

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Is there any certain areas of the west river that better for archery than the other?I don't know where to start to look .

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

The southern end and out towards the badlands if you want mulies. The closer you get to the Black Hills the better chance you'll run into whitetails. I'd stick with the BLM country out in the Badlands. But don't forget you have to draw the tag.

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Isn't the archery tag over the counter?

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Actually, I don't know. I just assumed that because I had to draw the rifle tag, that the archery tag was by draw also. Not sure on that one, probably could look it up, but I havent'

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Is there any site I can go on to see maps of blm land?

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Not that I know of in South Dakota, you'll have to buy them from the USGS. But try snooping around the Game and Fish website. Some of them have user friendly GIS products.

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Like i said on march 10th, the sd dow has all that info. I had them mail me the info a couple years ago and they sould also have some walk in areas, alls you have to do is ask them.

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Re: where to archery hunt SD mullies

Non-resident archery tags are "unlimited" - meaning you have to get them through the mail or internet - no preference points needed for archery. South Dakota has a great website that shows all public land in the state including BLM, walk-in, etc. go to http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/PublicLands/PubLand.htm - that should hook you up for all public lands in the state. IMO for bow hunting i would think the grasslands south of Hot Springs would be a good spot to go to, or the BLM and walk-in area up in Harding Co (north of Rapid City)

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