South Dakota

Antelope Hunt

Trip Overview

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as we introduce our latest adventure: Antelope Archery Hunts on our exclusive private leases in the historic Black Hills region of South Dakota. Join the ranks of countless frontiersmen who once stalked similar game through these very lands, as you pursue this unique species.

Our expert guides will accompany you, ensuring your success while providing valuable insights and assistance. The all-inclusive package includes guide services, home-cooked meals, game handling, and comfortable lodge accommodations. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey, immersing yourself in the storied legacy of frontiersmen while chasing the elusive antelope through the enchanting Black Hills region

HUNT DETAILS

Species and Limits
Each hunter may harvest up to one Antelope (buck or doe).

Location
This hunt will take place on our Private Land Leases near Newell, SD.

Archery Antelope Hunt Dates (Season runs Aug. 17-Sept. 27, 2024)

 Aug. 22-24, 2024 / Aug. 27-29, 2024 / Sept. 1-3, 2024

Sept. 7-9, 2024 / Sept. 13-15, 2024 / Sept. 19-21, 2024

Price
$3,400 per person (three-day spot and stalk with decoy or blind style hunt). Price includes meals, lodging, guide, field preparation of game and transportation to/from designated hunting areas. Price does not include airfare, transportation to/from designated meeting location, hunting license/tags, game processing, taxidermy fees, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, or meal and hotel charges incurred before pack-in or after pack-out dates. A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your space. Final payments are due 60 days prior to hunt start date.

Licensing
Non-Resident Archery Antelope License/Tag is $286 and is guaranteed, though the submission of an application is still required. We will be happy to assist you in acquiring a license/tag.

SPECIES AND LIMITS:
Each hunter may harvest up to 1 Antelope (buck or doe).

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION:
This hunt will take place on our Private Land Leases near Newell, SD. Guests typically fly into Rapid City, SD the day before the hunt, rent a vehicle and arrive in camp by 3pm (about 1 hour drive).  From camp, we’ll provide transportation to and from the field for the duration of your stay.

HUNT STYLE & TERRAIN:
Depending on timing and situation, we offer both spot-and-stalk style with decoy and ground blind style hunts.  Our leases are easily accessible and not terribly difficult to navigate.  To that end, it’s in your best interest to be in as good of physical condition as possible in order to increase your chance for success and ensure an enjoyable hunt.

SUCCESS RATIO:
Nearly 100% shooting opportunity on a mature, representative Antelope buck.

PRICE:
All hunt prices are based on 2 hunters x 1 guide (1×1 hunts are available for additional $1,000)

  • $3,400 per hunter (3-day spot and stalk with decoy or blind style hunt).
  • Price includes: Meals, lodging, guide services, field preparation of game and transportation to/from designated hunting areas.
  • Price does not include: Transportation to camp, applicable hunting licenses/tags, game processing, taxidermy fees, alcoholic beverages, gratuities and hotel or meal costs before or after scheduled hunt dates.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: A wounded animal shall be considered harvested and any continuation of the hunt shall be at the discretion of the outfitter.

GRATUITIES:
Our team works hard to ensure your experience is as good as it can be from start to finish. Tips are of course at your discretion, but a good rule of thumb is 10% of hunt cost for our guides and 5% or hunt cost for our cook.

2024 DATES:

ARCHERY ANTELOPE:  (SEASON DATES: AUG. 17 – SEPT. 27, 2024)

  • Aug. 22-24, 2024 (Arrive on Aug 21st and depart on Aug 25th)
  • Aug. 27-29, 2024 (Arrive on Aug 26th and depart Aug 30th)
  • Sept. 1-3, 2024 (Arrive on Aug 31st and depart on Sep 4th)
  • Sept. 7-9, 2024 (Arrive on Sep 6th and depart on Sep 10th)
  • Sept. 13-15, 2024 (Arrive on Sep 12th and depart on Sep 16th)
  • Sept. 19-21, 2024 (Arrive on Sep 18th and depart on Sep 22nd)

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

  • Arrival Date – Arrive at the lodge by 3pm.  Unpack and settle in, enjoy a hearty dinner, socialize and prepare for the following day’s hunt. 
  • Hunting Days – Depart after a full breakfast in the morning.  Depending on timing and situation, your guide will plan a spot and stalk style or blind style hunt for a day of excitement in the field.  Back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
  • Departure Date – Breakfast and depart for home.

MEALS & ACCOMMODATIONS:
This hunt is conducted from a comfortable lodge with all the amenities of home.  Home cooked meals will be served each evening with lunches in the field and breakfast before departing on each day’s hunt.  All you’ll need to bring is your personal hunting gear and toiletries.

TYPICAL WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The weather conditions in South Dakota can fluctuate drastically.  September temps may range from 30’s to 80’s while November temps can dip down into single digits. Precipitation (rain or snow) is always a possibility as well.  Therefore, preparing for various weather conditions is a must.  We will provide a recommended gear list once you have booked your hunt.

LICENSING DETAILS:
Non-Resident Archery Antelope License/Tag is $286 and is guaranteed though the submission of an application is still required. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU IN ACQUIRING A LICENSE/TAG.

IMPORTANT NOTE: HUNTERS SAFETY CARD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL HUNTERS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE.

PROCESSING:
Should you successfully harvest an animal, your guide will be responsible for field dressing, skinning and transporting your prize out of the backcountry and back to camp. Taxidermy and processing fees are the client’s responsibility.

GEAR LIST:
All you’ll need to bring is your personal hunting gear and toiletries. We will provide a recommended gear list once you have booked your hunt.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Fishing may be available in nearby rivers, lakes and ponds.

DEPOSITS:
A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your space. Final payments are due 60 days prior to hunt start date.

CAVEAT:
Information contained in this trip description is subject to change without notice. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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