South Dakota Archery Hunting on the Couteau de Prairies
The Couteau des Prairies region of South Dakota consists of millions, yes millions of wetlands and is often referred to as the “Duck Factory” of North America.
These wetlands also provide ideal habitat for whitetails. The region consistently produces world-class whitetails each and every year. The combination of high wetland density, wildlife-friendly agricultural practices, delayed gun season, and proactive state management have created a vibrant whitetail population. Our region of South Dakota produces world-class whitetails year-after-year.
Whitetail Hunting at Double P Ranch
Decades of wetland restoration and tree planting has produced some of the finest archery whitetail hunting in South Dakota. The ranch has dedicated bow hunting only areas, dozens of food plots, and plenty of hunting locations for our guests to enjoy during their stay with us. Double P Ranch guides will help to decide the best stands to hunt during your visit, transportation to and from the field, and assistance tracking and field dressing your deer.
We limit the number of archery hunters visiting the ranch to ensure each guest has a quality experience. For serious archery hunters we recommend visiting for five days. We do not have a penalty system, but we ask our guests shoot a minimum 130″ buck. Hunters between 12-16 years old are free to shoot any deer they consider a trophy. We prefer our guests use fixed blade broad-heads and take only close, ethical shots. Currently the only option to harvest a doe is to purchase an “any deer” tag ($265). We do offer archery-only package for those only interested in whitetail hunting. This rate is the same as the pheasant-only rate. See Hunting packages for details.
South Dakota Archery Seasons
Early Season: Sept 22nd, 2018 (Limited Availability)
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.
The Mid Season: Oct 25th-Nov 20th (Full in 2018)
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 whiten tails 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.
The Late Season Nov 21st-Dec 31st (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 comforatable enclosed blinds with heaters to keep to you hunting even in the harshest weather.
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Double P Ranch
42617 183rd Street Clark
South Dakota 57225