|under 19 yards
|55 + yards
The longer shots are typically crossbow
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, fully guided archery antelope hunts for $3500. This fee includes lodging and all meals. We also have 2 places nearby to process your antelope, or we can debone and freeze it for you. We also can recommend a local taxidermist who does an outstanding job with antelope. 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 on private land.
We hunt private land only. That means we have access to about 117 square miles of PRIVATE property. This is about 80,000 acres and equivalent to 3 townships, or roughly a 10x12 mile area. We have a 100% shot rate. This means 100% of the hunters we take out get a shot at an antelope. This DOES NOT guarantee a successful harvest, that is dependent upon the hunter. We also limit the number of hunts we offer every year. We monitor herds and only book as many hunts as we feel is responsible wildlife management. Weather plays a key role in herd health and we consider this.
Other things to consider. We have a set of personal rules we ask every hunter to abide by. It's our 40/40/fixed rule. We require a 40 pound draw weight, marksmanship to 40 yards, and the use of fixed broadheads ONLY. We had to create these rules after incidents in the field, both for the success of the hunter and the humane harvesting of the animal. While we stress confident shots to 40 yards, we encourage hunters to practice out to 50 yards in case that is the comfort zone on a particular buck (usually the bigger bucks) and it also gives the hunter more confidence in the field. The broadhead rule is a big one for us. We have had hunters lose their antelope because the mechanical ones tend not to open on impact with an antelope. We try to accommodate hunters and take circumstances into consideration, but we also have to adhere to the first blood rule. The animal you shoot is the one we will work hard to harvest. If it is wounded, we will do whatever is necessary to try to continue hunting the antelope until we are able to take it. It is at the guides' discretion as to whether or not the hunt ends if the animal is not retrieved. We are happy to discuss this further if you have questions. The guides will walk you through a typical hunt beforehand so you know what to expect. Upon booking a hunt, a letter is sent to the hunter and will include the date, fees, and requirements along with a gear list.
We look forward to helping you harvest a beautiful antelope! You won't find another hunt like it!