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.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...