walk-in-areas are just as they sound - foot traffic only. no ATV's or motorized vehicles of any kind. this is land that the state has leased from private farmers/ranchers. you don't need permission from them, just respect the land as you would anywhere else. these leases are only for one year, so if the rancher has issues with inconsiderate hunters, he can pull his land from the program after one year.
Archery hunting in Harding Co would be just as challenging as any other place in SD.
the tags for archery,as i said above, are unlimited - you just have to get a application off the GF&P website, fill it out, pay your money, and your in. Rifle tags are limited and require preference points to draw.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...