Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
DCF

Hunting S.D. Sisseton/Wahpeton Reservation

Recommended Posts

We didn't get drawn for the SD duck hunting license this year. We are looking at hunting the Sisseton Reservation area. Has anyone done this before. How does it work. Thanks for any info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've hunted it and know of others who have as well.

Simply, IT SUCKED!!!

No doubt there are plenty of ducks and geese on the Res, but what you'll find is its a huge joke on boundary issues and tresspassing problems.

As you maybe know, the wetlands have increased and dried up numerous times in the last twenty year on the Upper Coteau West of Sisseton (and lots of SD). The problem that creates is the maps that the tribe offers are simply reproductions of VERY outdated county Plat maps.

The tribe does not post there land and the reservation looks like a checkerboad of Tribal Trust, Tribal Private owner, Private Owner, SD State land, Federal Land, County Land, and Schoolcraft Land.

The only things you can hunt w/ a Tribal License are the Tribal Trust Lands and the tribal member lands (you need their permission on this type, and its the majority of tribally owned land).

ALSO, don't think that you can hunt on public water w/ a tribal license. If the ground underneath the land (IN SD) is not tribal, you can't be hunting w/out a state license. We found numerous sloughs that had state land, fed land, tribal land, and SD resident owned land all in one, and all w/o clearly defined boundaries.

We got yelled at by a farmer on opening morning who ruined our 1st day (come to find out he was in the wrong, and we had rights to be there, but he thought he did since he leased only the haying rights from the tribe, not hunting...).

We also got a warning and almost a ticket from a state warden (thank God he was reasonable and nice, and the land owner didn't press charges when he found out it was and honest mistake). I had taken two scouting trips from MN that summer even and had spoke w/ the non tribal landowners to the West and to the East of the tribally owned slough. They both agreed the water in question was tribal and gave us permission to cross their land to hunt it. Needless to say, after a great start to the morning we had 3 beautiful Widgeons between me and my dad, then saw the CO truck bouncing across the field... After explaining ourselves, it turned out the one lady was the 30-something daughter of the landowner and mistakenly told us the wrong slough (the correct one was over the hill a couple hundred yards and the one we were on, wasn't listed on the CRAPPY tribal map!).

Day number 2 ruined.

I'm by no means a slob hunter and do more scouting and research than most people, so don't think its me. It sucks...

They are just scamming for your money.

The tribal CO was not usually available for questions, and when I did catch her on the phone once, and asked if we could use small duck boats on a slough half owned by the tribe, she said "Not really," when I asked what that meant, she said, " I'm not sure how to answer that, I recommend just having a good dog and not using a boat."

I couldn't believe she thought on a larger larger lake a dog would suffice. I asked what she recommeded if a goose or a mallard sailed too far for a dog to get a mark and dropped dead, leave it???

Its a joke. Don't waste your time. Go to ND if you must.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. Was kind wondering how it would go. Are they all like that? Any one hunted the Lower Brule Reservation?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scouter said it perfectly. The map is a joke and it it stapled together with no rhyme or reason.

You will probably need an oil change before you find a place to hunt.

Difficult situation, at best.

Spinning wings are Not legal on any Res land.

tweed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • picked up another 4.5lber last night at costco gonna give it another shot this weekend. @rl_sd they still had few others in the 4-7lb range left in the pile  I haven't seen any other places locally that have smaller ones like those.  
    • saw a few combines out last night taking beans out on my way home from work. Took dog for a run and saw a couple more. Based on the ruts left in the field probably going to be a while yet before they really get going on harvest. Ground is still pretty wet and soft. We are supposed to get more rain this weekend in the eastern half of the state so hopefully they get get a bunch of stuff out of the fields these next couple of days. I have heard that in the northern areas, brown county, potter county etc where the drought was really bad they probably wont even harvest and just leave a lot of stuff in the fields until insurance can look at it. Those that have something to harvest got just enough rain late in the season that they may be able to salvage something but don't see them harvesting anytime soon. Good luck to those going out this weekend I probably wont end up going. I just prefer cooler temps mainly for the dog. I shot 3 birds earlier this week so scratched the itch. I am gonna get things done around the house and wait for more crops to come out and cooler temps before I really start hitting it hard. 
    • I would also bleed them before storing in an ice box.
    • So many beautiful carps! Keep them coming
    • Heard about this trick before.
    • Wow.....6th win of the season and it gets called ugly.......J/K. Getting down to the last few races and we have a pretty good battle going on for the top spot. I know I’m about out of decent picks left but we’ll see what happens. Good luck everybody 
    • Watched a nice 8 or 10 chase a doe back and forth for 45 min on Monday night. He checked her several times but she didn’t want anything to do with him. Few scrapes then showed up that night as well. About an hour north of the cities. 
    • Sorry but $200 seems pretty high for that thing to me. Thousands of less expensive alternatives.
    • Looks like a great project.  A DYI froth pak for $500 or so will do 12 sq ft at 1" thick.  Most home improvement stores carry these.  
    • I got a set of FXR FLoating bibs on clearance from the place in Rush City that goes along with my jacket I bought last year. It is really warm and lite.
  • Our Sponsors