View Full Version : South Dakota Elk

09-20-2012, 10:47 AM
I was lucky enough to draw a rifle tag for unit H2 this year and being in Grad School and living on the complete opposite end of the state I only made it out once in August to do minimal scouting and didn't see much. Gonna be out there Oct 5-14. Will they still be rutting then? Just wondering if anyone from that end of the state has any tips or advice for me. Thanks a ton.

Old Hunter
09-20-2012, 12:33 PM
They should still be rutting.

09-21-2012, 07:06 AM
I hunt in eastern wyoming in the black hills. Usually you can here them bugle and use that as a locator. They have been talking since labor day weekend. In mid october, they can be very quiet. This last week they have been in the peak of the rut. It is hot out and they have been really active at night. The bugling hasnt really started til about 15 min before dark. I would count on hearing them early in the morning.

09-21-2012, 04:32 PM
If u do much texting send me a message 3072776009 I have spent the last 10 yrs following them elk shed hunting in the spring watching them grow then callin them in I know some good areas and always know where ya can find some bulls numbers are kinda low this year but still some good ones to be had I would be more then happy to tell ya what I know I no longer live in sd so can't draw it myself so why not help out other my name is dustin

10-09-2012, 07:14 PM
I archery hunted that unit this fall. PM Sent.

10-11-2012, 09:16 PM

Here are the Elk we were lucky enough to harvest in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Luck was surely on our side, right place at the right time.

10-11-2012, 10:37 PM
Very cool elk! Congrats!!

10-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Way to get it done. Congrats on a couple nice bulls.

10-12-2012, 05:28 PM
nice work. lucked out with some snow too!!

10-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Nice job! Congrats!!

10-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Guys my cousin is out hunting unit H1 right now. He is only seeing a few elk. Do any of you have some good tips for locating the bulls this time of year in that unit. From talking to him it sounds like they could of maybe migrated out of that unit. Has anybody hunted that unit before this time of year? He has put a lot of miles on the boots so far just not seeing much.

10-25-2012, 07:44 PM
Great bull! I'm envious.

10-26-2012, 02:06 PM
heeeeyyyyy.... I recognize those guys!

Good Job!