Northern Plains Outfitters, Inc a South Dakota pheasant hunting lodge


Whitetail Trophy Hunts in South Dakota

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South Dakota Whitetails - We Grow Em' Big!

Northern Plains Outfitters, Inc. offers Archery-Only Whitetail Deer Hunts to a limited number of discriminating clients looking for an opportunity to harvest a trophy class whitetail buck.

South Dakota Whitetail Bowhunting

All of our South Dakota Archery Deer Hunts are done under the rules of fair chase as there are no high fences. Our "All-Inclusive" Whitetail Hunts were created for the sole purpose of providing the hunter with a high quality hunting experience.  All of the Guides are Archery Hunters and know the habits and patterns of the deer and know what it takes to get you close enough for that shot of a lifetime.

Deer Numbers & Results

The deer herd numbers are up over the last few years and you can expect to see numerous deer each time you take a stand.

*Our deer management goal is to harvest only mature bucks that score a minimum of 125".  With this Management Goal in mind, there will be a $600 fee assessed on any Buck harvested that scores under 125" (Gross).  During the 2013 Season our hunters had a Shot Opportunity of 79% on good bucks within 50 yards. 

*Please Note:    Our Buck to Doe Ratio is very good at this time and we will not be harvesting any does for the 2014 season.  Please don't purchase any doe tags when you apply for your buck tag.  There is no hunting on your arrival or departure dates.

The biggest buck harvested on our place scored 183 6/8" and will rank as the 3rd All-Time Archery Buck harvested in South Dakota!

Our Photo Gallery: Deer Hunters & Scouting Cam Photo Gallery

Archery Whitetail Season, Dates & License Info

Season: Our Archery season typically runs from the last weekend in September through the third weekend in November with the Rut starting around the end of October.

License: The license is a Lottery Draw, but as a Non-Resident, you are guaranteed to receive the license if you apply.  The cost of the license is $285 for the 2014 season.  Licenses can be applied for at the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks website,

Our Land & A Typical Day of Hunting

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Hunting: A typical day consists of a morning hunt, a nap during the mid-day (depending upon the rut), and an evening hunt. Many of our deer hunters will add a day or two of pheasant hunting if time permits.  It is a great way to spend the down time away from the deer stand. We can accommodate all types of hunters.

Land: All whitetail hunting is done on 30,000 Private Acres from BIG DOG Tree Stands, Double Bull Ground Blinds and Blind Turtle Hard Shell Blinds with over 150 different specific locations for the 2014 season.  We hunt the edges of bedding areas, food plots, corn fields, funnels between bedding and feeding, waterholes, and much more.

View video and images from our Scouting Cameras

Archery Packages

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 1 (Available)
Dates: 09/25/2015 - 10/02/2015
(Arrive the 25th after 4PM, depart the 2nd)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night 
Price: $2,700 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 2 (Available)
Dates: 10/02/2015 - 10/09/2015  
(Arrive the 2nd after 4PM, depart the 9th) 
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night 
Price: $2,700 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 3 (Available)
Dates: 10/09/2015 - 10/16/2015
(Arrive the 9th after 4PM, depart the 16th)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night 
Price: $2,700 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 4 (Available)
Dates: 10/23/2015 - 10/30/2015
(Arrive the 23rd after 4 PM, depart the 30th)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night 
Price: $3,500 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 5 (Available)                                                                                                    
Dates: 10/30/2015 - 11/06/2015
(Arrive the 30th after 4PM, depart the 6th)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night
Price: $3,500 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 6 (Available)
Dates: 11/06/2015 - 11/13/2015
(Arrive the 6th after 4PM, depart the 13th)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night
Price: $3,500 / Hunter

Hunt Type: Whitetail Hunt - Week 7 (Available)Dates: 11/13/2015 - 11/20/2015
(Arrive the 13th after 4PM, depart the 20th)
Days: 6 Day / 7 Night
Price: $3,500 / Hunter

New~Archery Deer HuntShare 2015
Includes additional hunt days over and above current hunting packages along with a Mule Deer/Antelope option.  This HuntShare has many different options that we can tailor to your wishes.
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More Packages & Combo Packages

We have hunting combo packages available at our hunting packages page if you would like to combo your archery deer hunt with pheasant hunting.

Contact Us or Request More Information

If you would like to book a hunt or inquire about our archery deer hunting, please contact Shannon at (605) 380-9971 or request more information.


Included:  Lodging, Food, Guides, Stands, Ground Blinds, Field Transportation, Field Dressing, Wireless Internet, Satellite TV, and More

Not Included: License $285 (Can be Purchased Online at, No Deadline, Guranteed Draw), 5.5% South Dakota State Sales Tax, and Staff Gratuities.

*Non-Hunting Guest - $75/Night

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