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.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...