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bow hunting black hills

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Been there done that. Loved it.

Advice:
1. leave wheelers home. Only roads open to motors are main roads. Illegal to off-road.
Bicyles or horses are OK

2. Camp...anywhere. Legal to camp anywhere in Forest or use campground.

3. Get good Forest Service map, compass and decent GPS and learn how to use all 3.

4. I like Wyoming side better...
smaller...fewer hunters. Had the whole thing to ourselves opening week of the 1999 archery season. No kidding!

5. Take along lightweight self climbing treestand...perfect for evergreen and aspen trees.

6. In Sept. hunt NEAR private hay fields. they are scattered all thru forest. Do Not Tresspass.

7. In, Nov. find does, hunt rut.

8. If you get a quarter mile from the road you will eliminate 95% of the competition.

9. Do not forget to drink plenty of water. Elevation is about a mile. Get in shape, stay hydrated.

10. If you want to post your email, I will get back to you with more info. smile.gif

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[This message has been edited by Polar Bear (edited 06-07-2004).]

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I rifle hunted the black hills a couple times. Got a ten pointer last year. Lots of deer, the deer are really small compared to ours. Drive around a couple evenings befor you hunt, find where the deer are at, then set up your stand and shoot the buck you picked. Should be that easy as long as the weather is nice and you practice with your bow.

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