We live and hunt in beautiful western South Dakota and have been in this area over 8 generations. We are passionate about what we do and know the area well. We are bowhunters ourselves and know what it is going to take for you to be successful in harvesting an antelope and will share that knowledge with you when you call and book a hunt. We offer three day guided archery antelope hunts for $2400. This fee includes lodging and meals. Airport transportation is an additional $200. Non-hunting guests are welcome for $150 per day per additional guest. We require 50% down (non-refundable) at booking and fees paid in full before the start of the hunt. Archery licenses are a guarantee.
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What a great season! We are a little late with reporting on it this year, but it isn't for lack of excitement. First off, the wind. It blew often and hard and that makes for some flighty antelope and long days but also some great stories. We also added some new horses to the lineup and hunted some old familiar ground and ended the year with a 100% success rate, meaning each hunter filled their tags. Rick did increase our shot ratio, but we'll give him a break since he was coming off shoulder surgery.
On the family side of things, Aspen is back hunting with us again and Lonnie, Rick's son, also got in on some of the hunts, both with clients and with family. One highlight was LaRae entered the books as the second person to be guided by all 3 generations. No comment on who was the best guide of the 3 generations! We all have different techniques, but are all successful. Lonnie and LaRae hunted together as a duo to get both his antelope and hers. How many brothers and sisters get to guide each other on antelope hunts?
We made some good, lifetime friends this year. Had lots of laughs, lots of good food, and some great antelope trophies. There were some tense moments, like LaRae losing her wedding rings, hunting and riding for 3 hours, and FINDING them again! Some great victories, like Gary's antelope going down on the first shot after a long day. And some lasting memories, like LaRae taking her uncle Randy out and bringing back a beautiful buck.
The best part of the whole season was hunting with family. Whether it is for guests or for ourselves, that is always the best part.