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Custer national forest South Dakota

Jm84

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Anyone ever hunt Custer national forest in South Dakota? Looking what to expect.
 

Kentucky Jack

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I'm curious as well, drove through some of it this past October on family vacation and it looks like great deer habitat!
 

ZBB

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@grizzly63 I think that’s the only wr unit that only has any deer tags no any whitetail.

@Jm84 there’s some nice deer in there, you might stumble on one right away but I’d think you could be a little picky especially with how they’ve restricted archery hunters in there. I can’t speak to what ehd did to the whitetails there, but I’d be ready to pass some really nice ones to get a mulie. The archery hunters can still hunt during rifle season so they might be in there and as muzzleloader season runs through December you might run in to people scouting for that. Also be ready to see people that have driven down closed roads. All they do is drive a t post in the ground with a plastic cover over it.

Funny story my dad and I were archery hunting up there one year when I was in high school and we walked out on a point right before we were headed home and spooked two really nice whitetails. They were at a dead run almost instantly and they didn’t stop running until they were little specs on the horizon.

Good luck, it’s a cool place to hunt and to just generally hang out in. Have fun and hunt it smart.
 

blackbeard

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Let us know how it goes, I believe I can hopefully draw that next year. I'll be curious as well about numbers, ehd hit hard last year.
 
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