Deer Hunting in South Dakota

Deer Hunting in South Dakota – Rifle and Archery Hunters Welcome

Deer hunting in South Dakota comes in two forms at Rock Creek Ranch: rifle hunting and archery hunting. Rifle permits are hard to come by in Todd County, but are available on a draw. Contacting the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks department is available to assist you for rifle permits for Todd County. At Rock Creek Ranch, we strictly limit the number of deer harvested each year. Book your trip early if you are serious about booking a deer hunting trip.

Archery Deer Hunting in South Dakota

One of the greatest thrill in hunting is taking down big game with a bow. As the level of interest has grown, Rock Creek Ranch has evolved to meet our customer's requests. Our experienced guide is dedicated to putting you on the stand to try your luck. You will need to obtain a bow permit in order to experience the adrenaline rush of archery deer hunting in South Dakota. Contact us today to learn more about these exciting hunting expeditions.

Deer Hunting in South Dakota is all about Location

Location is paramount to successful deer hunting in South Dakota. Rock Creek Ranch offers 12,000 contiguous acres of hunting paradise, surrounded on all four sides by the Rosebud Indian Reservation. This area is abundant in Mule deer and Whitetail deer. And although not known for Boone and Crockett records, we do get sizeable heavy horned antlers. These deer are smarter and will test your skill as a hunter requiring you to hunt longer and harder for them. But when you do find them, it is not uncommon to see herds of 20 deer or more. The permits are available from either the South Dakota Game Commission or from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. This private land is definitely a hunter's paradise.

Limited Deer Hunting in South Dakota

Rock Creek Ranch only allows four hunters per season and you must apply early to get a permit. Unlike public hunting lands, these deer hunting trips are fully guided without the rugged terrain of mountain deer hunting. Best yet, Rock Creek Ranch offers a nearly 100% chance of getting a deer on your trip. Don’t miss out, book your trip today.

Call for prices and permit availability. Hunts based on permit availability only and are per gun for a 5-day, private hunt on Rock Creek Ranch's 39000 acres. Check www.state.sd.us/gfp/hunting/ to see if hunting permits are available.

Price includes field cleaning and delivery to the nearest game processor.

Deposits - A 50% deposit (non-refundable after July 1st) is required.

The hunt can be combined with our extended season pheasant hunting or fishing at any of our private ponds.

Cancellations: If a hunt is cancelled after July 1st, the deposit is non-refundable but can be applied for a later hunting date (if available), or a hunt the following year.