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 consistlenly 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, transportion 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 broadheads and take only close, ethical shots. Currenlty 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
South Dakota Pheasant, Whitetail Deer, & Waterfowl hunting ranch that is unparalleled for habitat quality and diversity.
Late September-Early October
(September 29th-Oct 19th, 2018)
Pheasants, Ducks, and Archery Whitetail
Finest Habitat in South Dakota!
Pheasant & Partridge Hunting
Guided Waterfowl Hunting*
Comfortable Archery Whitetail**
Guided Walleye Fishing
Flushing and Pointing Dogs
4 birds per day
Extra Birds Available
Pheasant & Hungarian Partridge
2 days/3 nights
3 days/4 nights
4 days/5 nights
5 days/6 nights
Add-on: Guided Waterfowl Hunting**
1 day $200
2 days $375
3 days $550
Add-on: Whitetail Hunting*
3 days $525
5 days $750
Groups of 8 or more have exclusive hunting guide
Exclusive hunting guide for groups of 7 or less is $250/day (subject to availability)
Non-hunting guest fee $275/day
All packages subject to 6.0% SD sales tax
Remaining balances paid with credit card are subject to 3% surcharge
Deposits of absent guests will not be applied when group size is less than reserved
Does not include final processing of venison
Guests are welcome to bring their own well-trained dogs
Late September marks the start of South Dakota waterfowl and whitetail archery hunting seasons. Many of our ranch guests enjoy adding a waterfowl* or archery hunt to their visit.
South Dakota Archery Whitetail Hunting: Double P Ranch has been offering archery whitetails for nearly two decades. Our goal has been to offer the highest quality archery hunt in South Dakota. Dedicated archery-only areas, deer food plots and well placed blinds and stands are found throughout the ranch. It’s best to contact us early if you are interested in adding a whitetail hunt during your visit, since this option is limited and has high demand.
*Archery tags in South Dakota are not restricted. It is best to apply for a tag in September. The SD Game and Fish will mail the tag to your residence. You will need to have the tag in hand when you arrive at the ranch. We will gladly help assist our guests in applying for special licenses.
South Dakota Waterfowl Hunting: Our guests hunt both water and fields during the start of the season. It is typical to shoot a mixed bag of duck species and a few geese during your visit at this time of the season. Ducks commonly harvested during the beginning of the season include: wood ducks, mallards, green and blue wing teal, gadwalls, pintails, spoonbills, and widgeon. Canada geese are also common.
**To hunt waterfowl in South Dakota, our guests need to apply for the license by early July. We recommend our guests apply for the 10-day non-resident waterfowl license for the best chance of a successful draw (75% success w/o preference point).
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