Archery & Whitetail Deer Hunting in South Dakota

Located in the heart of the Glacial Lakes and Prairie Pothole Region

Double P Ranch Archery WhitetailThe Glacial Lakes region of South Dakota produces world-class whitetails year after year. The high density of wetlands and agricultural practices create conditions where whitetail populations thrive.

Our two decades long commitment to habitat development together with our dedication to continually improving our overall bow hunting experience has produced arguably some of the finest archery whitetail hunting in South Dakota. Our numerous stands and blinds are strategically placed throughout the ranch providing our guests with multiple hunting locations, on any wind direction. Nearly all of our locations have associated food plots. The professionally trained Double P Ranch guides are there to help your archery hunt. The guides will get you to and from your hunting stand, track and field dress your deer.

We do limit the number of archery hunters visiting at any given time to ensure each of our archery hunters has a memorable experience. We also have designated bow-only areas throughout the ranch. Each year we add and adjust stands and food plots with the goal to enhance the overall experience.

We ask that our guests shoot a minimum 130″ buck or larger. If they want some venison then help us manage the herd and shoot a non-nursing doe. Kids between 12-17 years old are free to shoot any deer. We prefer our guests use fixed blade broadheads and take only close ethical shots.

Whitetail Archery Seasons

The early season marks the opening weekend of archery season. Several nice bucks have been taken this weekend. Archery hunting during this period is included in our early combo package. In addition to archery our guests also are likely to enjoy pheasant, waterfowl, and dove hunting. Many will spend some time on one of the many area lakes fishing walleye and pike as well. The days are longer and warmer giving our guests ample time to enjoy the earlier fall in South Dakota. LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Big buck activity really begins to heat up starting the last week of October and continues until the mid to late November. This is the time of season when many trophy whitetails are on their feet during the day. Availability during this time period is limited. You have the option to only archery hunt during your stay with us or add archery hunting to your pheasant hunt. Guests opting to only archery hunt will have the same rate as pheasant hunting. If the guest tags out they will be able to pheasant during the remainder of their stay with us. LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

We include archery hunting with all late season hunts. When we experience winter conditions, snow and cold, the deer will begin to herd up on the ranch property seeking food and quality habitat. We have several nice enclosed blinds with heaters to keep to you comfortable even in the coldest weather. LIMITED AVAILABILITY!