Hunting Mitchell SD

Hunting - Complete information and tips on hunting, including everything from deer hunting and duck hunting to bow hunting and finding hunting supply retailers.

Leader Sporting Goods
(605) 996-0316
424 E Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
K & B Archery
(605) 996-9810
212 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Cabela's
(605) 996-0337
601 Cabela Dr
Mitchell, SD

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Belle Fourche Reservoir
(605) 773-3391
3305 W. South St.
Rapid City, SD
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Recreational Vehicles; Winter Sports

Francis Case Lake
(605) 487-7847
399 Powerhouse Road
Pickstown, SD
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Precision Reloading Llc
(605) 996-9984
124 S Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Harve's Sport Shop
(605) 996-8226
213 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Angostura Reservoir
(605) 745-6996
P.O. Box 131-A
Hot Springs, SD
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Oahe Lake
(605) 224-5862
28563 Powerhouse Road
Pierre, SD
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge
(605) 947-4521
Waubay, SD
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

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From deer hunting to duck hunting, appreciating nature's bounty

Not everyone will agree, but many consider hunting to be one of the most intimate connections with nature a person can experience. The attention to surroundings, hours of quiet contemplation and pride in gathering food in the way of our ancestors can be rewarding.

Aside from the natural element, hunting is also a highly regulated sport, with designated seasons for specific animals and guidelines for the number of kills each hunter is permitted. You’ll want to research your area’s guidelines and obtain proper permits before you head out on a hunting trip.

Types of Hunting

Whether you’re rifle hunting, bow hunting or using another weapon, hunting techniques are usually contingent on the type of animal you’re hunting. Take a look at a few of the most common forms of hunting and the best methods for success:

  • Deer hunting. Two common types of deer hunting are stalking and stand hunting. Stalking involves watching for signs of the deer or spotting the deer itself and then following it until a clear shot presents itself. Stand hunting involves lying in wait (often in a tree stand) in places where deer are likely to go and letting the animal come to you.
  • Duck hunting. Typically, and for most accurate results, ducks are hunted while they are in the water. Hunters use two methods to lure ducks into shooting range – calls (mouth instruments that produce an imitation duck call) and decoys (imitation ducks that are floated in the water). A hunter will wait behind a “blind,” which could be a bush or in the reeds, and take the duck by surprise before it has a chance to fly away. The preferred weapon for duck hunting is a 12 gauge shotgun.
  • Turkey hunting. Turkey hunting may not be as common as the other types listed here, but for many it’s a tradition and a skill to be passed on. Turkey hunts can take place in the wild or on designated hunting farms. The weapon of choice is again a...

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