Trophy Buffalo Hunting Season

Season Dates: TBD

Trophy Bison Hunt

The hunt is a management tool to remove the oldest breeding bulls from of the herd. These bulls are typically 10+ years old. After the summer rut, these bulls leave the herd and winter by themselves or in small groups throughout the park. The bulls are Boone & Crocket eligible. Entries in the Boone & Crocket records are shown as "Custer County, SD." A typical bull will weigh about 2,000 pounds.

*South Dakota Administrative Rules requres the hunter to be guided during this three-day hunt.

* This is a firearm only hunt. Rifles must be at least .270 caliber and generate a minimum of 2,200-foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle. Typical shot distance is 50-100 yards.

FEE:  $5,000 - Only successful applicants will be charged.

PERMITS: 8 licenses will be available

DRAW:  2 Trophy bull licenses are allocated to a resident-only draw

Permits are available to both SD residents and non-residents