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Black Hills Deer Hunting Season

Season Dates: Nov. 1 - 30, 2015
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Download the Black Hills Deer application

The Black Hills is mountainous area that can reach 7,000 feet. The area is covered by beautiful stands of Black Hills spruce, ponderosa pine, aspen and bur oak. The area encompasses 2.3 million acres, of which over three-fourths is open to public hunting.

Whitetails dominate the hills, making up 75% of the deer herd. Mule deer can be found in the north, the area west of Custer, and in the foothills surrounding the Black Hills.