Trophy Buffalo Hunting Season
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