South Dakota Black Hills Elk/Deer/Elk Hunt
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Hunt ID: SD-7202
About the Outfitter:
Good Buffalo Hunt Good Meat Low Price. This is the BEST all natural meat you can get. It comes out cheaper than buying beef in the grocery store and a lot more fun as well.
This is the best price ever for a buffalo hunt and success is 100%. Look around and compare if you like but I only have 4 left and you are welcome to look while I still have a few available this year. Book the hunt and you can take the hunt anytime in the next 6 months, to your schedule. Now cow buffalo hunts when they have calves. The best time to hunt for the best buffalo robes is October through February. The robes are thick, and the meat can cool quickly.
Hunt the great buffalo where the mountains meet the plains in South Dakota.
Rifles of .270 caliber or larger are required, 7mm mag and larger recommended. You cannot over kill a buffalo. A backup shooter is required. A buffalo looks quite docile and looks like an odd shaped modern Black Angus beef. The reason, he has no fear since he considers himself at the top of the food chain of the grass eaters. A wounded Buffalo can be more dangerous than an enraged Brahma Bull in the rodeo, which also fears nothing.
Archery is available with specific arrows, and of course at least 1 backup shooter. The arrow must be a buffalo arrow. That is a 500 grain broadhead, one arrow shaft inside another arrow shaft. A 75 pound bow as a minimum. This is what is used in Africa for Cape buffalo to be able to get the required pass through for a safe kill shot and be humane. This arrow through the lungs above the heart provides the cutting all the way through the buffalo for a wide, long wound channel and exit to stop a buffalo, but not often in his tracks. If he is standing keep putting arrows in the same location. Keep in mind with the weight of that arrow, the ark can be aggressive more than with a standard design arrow. The standard design arrow will make the Buffalo look like a pin cushion and have you climbing a tree for safety. This is now what we want to do. If the arrow kills the buffalo after running 100 yards, and your shot is 40 Yards, well you do the math. If the Buffalo charges you then you have no shot, the head is big blocking the chest and their head with horns offers no target on a running buffalo. Our number 1 concern is safety. We do admit that a hunter is open to that risk, but we do what we can to make this hunt as safe as possible, please understand our direction for the way this hunt is handled. One charge and you will completely understand our concern for your safety, and you must require you to keep your own safety in mind.
You have cleaned deer, and skinned deer, this is just bigger. The guide can assist if you wish.
If you would like us to handle it, gutting and skinning is available at extra cost. At that point you can take it in the back of your truck to the processor. The skull and cape are ready to go. If you plan on mounting the head, we recommend that you take the head with the hide on it to a taxidermist locally to have the head and face professionally skinned out so that when it is mounted you are 100% pleased on the look of the mounted buffalo. Please advise us that you plan to have the head mounted so that when we clean and skin it, we can plan for that. The processors usually charge by the hanging weight that you bring the carcass to them at. They weigh it and the price for boning, cutting, wrapping and freezing is around $1 per pound. In doing so you want to take the carcass to them as light as possible, head and legs removed and as much meat boned as you wish to lower the processing costs.
Additional since a buffalo is such a big animal you will be amazed how little damage is done by a bullet. They are difficult to stop if their adrenaline starts flowing so your backup shooter must be aware and know that you are both taking a risk, so they should be able to shoot at whatever part the buffalo provides for a shot right after you shoot, to stop the buffalo. The minimal caliber for the hunter and the backup shooter is 270 with a 150 grain bullet. We recommend the 7mm or the 300 caliber Magnums with at least a 165 grain bullet. The number 1 Rule to remember is, “You can’t overkill a Buffalo!”.
Let your guide go up first to check the buffalo and have your rifle ready in case he is not dead. Coordinate with your guide. Your 30 caliber bullets will look like pellet gun holes once you get the hide off the buffalo. Do not worry about bullet holes in the ribs, damage is minimal to rib meat, but you must get bullets into the chest. Most Bullets will not exit out the other side of the buffalo.
We work to cut that risk as much as possible, but there is always the risk when dealing with buffalo.
Availability is a problem with these exceptional prices that nowhere else are prices this low. I am certain that we will run out of buffalo in the area long before we will run out of hunters. To beat this, before they are gone, book your hunt as soon as possible, even if you do not plan to do the hunt until 6 months later. You will be assuring that the hunt you booked will go through as planned and be a complete success.
This is a hunt more than a shoot, but it is minimal impact as far as the hunt. The buffalo will drop into the heavy timber when spooked. The best way to get them is to sneak up from across the hill side and snipe the buffalo at 100-200 yards before they see you or figure out what is going on. Most shooting is done at 100 to 300 yards which is a good distance for shooting. Bring eye and ear protection just to be safe. Hunting the buffalo is a slow quiet sneak to the one we want without disturbing the balance of the herd.
There will be the guide, the shooter and the backup shooter slipping by whatever cover they can to get as close as possible safely. The main shooter will set up with a rest and stay in position as the backup shooter is positioned. When both are ready the guide will be certain that both rifles are trained on the same buffalo. The guide will signal the shooter when to shoot and the backup shooter will shoot at the report of the shot. After the shot everyone will back away from the area to a safe distance and let the herd bull settle down because he may get agitated with one being shot. Sometimes they run and some time they look for the cause of the disturbance. Because of the buffalo enormous size do not worry about meat damage as you would a deer. A 300 Winchester goes in and looks like a .22 hole. The animals mass quickly absorbs the bullets energy.
Once things are quiet again the guide and the landowner will work together. Then the inside cavity will be packed with ice depending on the outside temperature and will be hauled to the processor to be skinned, cooled out and processed into packages and frozen solid.
We recommend that you at least have us gut it, to quickly preserve the quality of the meat.
Be certain to bring extra knives, buffalo hair, bone and extremely large amount of meat will quickly dull a knife blade and you do not want to be taking time sharpening the knife.
Note: If you are going to gut it, and skin it yourself bring help with knives and a battery powered Sawzall will make this task much easier. We are talking hundreds of pounds of guts, and a lot of hide to skin. If you wish the meat processor will skin, it for $100 also. From the shot to the point of loading the skinned and quartered meat is usually around 2 hours depending on the gutters/skinner’s skill level. Usually 2 cutter/skinners and another just keep the knives sharp.
This area around western South Dakota has a lot of activities that you can enjoy while your buffalo is being processed and frozen for your trip home.
Deer is a free ranging hunt on multiple ranches and farms totaling 4,000 acres private land.
Black Hills near Rapid City, SD
Guided hunts with lodging option.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Bison, elk, mule deer and whitetail. Bison any time. Rifle season for deer/elk is mid-November.
No licenses required for bison. Mule deer license a draw and takes 3 preference points to draw a license. Whitetail a draw and takes zero points.
1 or more per group and a backup shooter required.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
Lodging & Meals:
Lodging available on the ranch.
Cows range from 950 to 1000 pounds 4-8 years old.
3 year old bulls range from 1100 to 1200 pounds.
Trophy 8 to 10 year old bulls range from 1800 to 2000 pounds.
100% success rate on all hunts.
Low impact meaning easier hiking, if any, than most hunts.
Bison (high fence):
3 year old bulls $3495
8-10 year old trophy bulls $5995
Removing the entrails is $175
Skinning and quartering $175
All buffalo are subject to availability.
Elk (high fence half day hunt with shots up to 250 yards):
Bull elk 4x4 $2995, 6x6 5 year old $3495
Cow elk $1895
Free Ranging Mule deer guided $2295
Free Ranging Whitetail guided $1795
Lodging on the ranch $40/person/night or DIY camp/hotel
- Guided access to 1500 acres prime hunting private land.
- Transportation while on the ranch
- Game pack-out
- Loading buffalo onto your vehicle
- Hunting license
What’s Not Included:
- Transportation to South Dakota
- Removing entrails, skinning and quartering
- Game processing
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.