Spring Wild Turkey Hunts:
Here at Browns Hunting Ranch we hunt the Merriam turkey. The Moreau river is home to large flocks of turkey, where we hunt both river bottoms and field edges. It’s not uncommon to see flocks of 100 or more birds. We offer both fully guided or semi-guided hunts for either archery or shotgun.
Hunters have the opportunity to apply for a license in each of the different seasons either statewide, tribal or both. Details may be found in the application information for these seasons on the links below.
“Prairie” Season Dates: April 13 – May 19, 2013
Archery: – April 6 – May 19, 2013
Tribal Land :- April 6 - May 26, 2013
*****Brown’s hunting area is in unit 24 (24A37) for both tribal and nontribal lands in Dewey and Ziebach counties.******
The spring season application process opens in mid January with a late February
deadline. The traditional start for the season is the second Saturday in April, running through the third Sunday in May. It includes a prairie firearms season, archery season, Black Hills season, and Custer State Park season.
Hunters can apply for 2 different licenses, the state license and a tribal license where 2 birds can be taken per license. It is our suggestion to apply for both a state and tribal permit.
If you do not get a permit you may be able to purchase a left over permit for either the tribal or state seasons based on availability which can be found on the following links.
http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/licenses/limited/leftover/default.aspx or phone 605-223-7660 for leftover license information.
http://www.crstgfp.com/?id=1 for more license information please call 605-964-7812
These leftover permits have been pooled and are available to both residents and
nonresidents. They will be issued first-come, first-served either online or by
mailing in an application. An individual may have an unlimited number of
licenses for this season in any unit or any combination of units
3 night / 2 day Turkey Hunt Minimum
One Hunter $900.00…………. Additional days are $400.00 per day.
Two Hunters $850.00 per …………Additional days are $375.00 per day.
Three Hunters $800.00 per……….Additional days are $350.00 per day.
Four Hunters $750.00 per………..Additional days are $325.00 per day.
Prices do not include license fees. Page updated 4/10/2013 SDG