O.K. Usually South Dakota is the destination for prairie dogs BECAUSE the Native Americans have Reservations where, among other things, they market outdoor recreation including shooting pasture rats. No reason they couldn't help you with coyotes too. (Wild dogs). Rosebud is south center. S.W. Pine Ridge. Central, Brule Sioux. North Center. Standing Rock, Norther Cheyenne. If you google them, you can get the latest offerings, prices, etc. Costs are lower in Wyoming, but you said SD.
And there are many, many guides that offer hunting services. I recall on on lakotamall.com.
What you need to bring depends on how much you want to spend. Spend more, bring less.
To put a point on this, you may be over 150 miles from a McDonalds. Food? Yes, there are diners in towns, but towns may be 25 or 50 miles apart. This is not the place for some 25 year old pick up that may or may not last another year. AAA doesn't leave paved roads to retrieve... 2nd spare is not a bad idea. Lots of water if you are going "off alone." GPS? HAPPY HOLIDAYS. lucik.
Thanks for the input I am originally from SD and we Will be meeting up with some friends that will hopefully have the hook-up because they work with the game fish and parks. I believe that we will be mostly on public hunting grounds. The reason I was asking is because I am unsure of the amount of ammo or other things that I may have overlooked. camo gun and calls are all on my list. any other helpful ideas or suggestions would be appreciated as I have never really gone a a trip like this before.
I too am originally from there, heading back to Brookings next week for grandma's 95th birthday! Was out in the Hills last year shooting dogs on public land. We were near Fairburn and then Southwest near the Wyoming border. Looked good for coyotes and was great for rock hounds! Definately go camo, bring calls, and sit real still! Try to sit in the shade of any object you use for cover and concealment. I use a 223 VT Ruger but am waiting for the new Savage Predator Hunter to be offered in left hand. If you are walking long distances a lighter rifles is better. I believe my 223 is a bit light as the wind always seems to be blowing out there so if you had a real accurate 243, 25-06 etc. you might bring it along also. The grasslands if that is where you are going will offer long shots. If you are only Coyote hunting a few boxes of ammo is most likely all you need, if you plan on going during PD season and are shooting those also then start reloading now and you should have enough by June.
I always bring my GPS and topo maps so you can reference between the two and know where you are going and more importantly how to get back there if you find a hot spot. You can get maps in Wall at the park office if you will be out West. If the weather is rainy be very careful where you go as you can get stuck easily and most likely won't have cell service. Bring plenty of clothes as I have found the weather changes can be dramatic depending on what time of year you go.
Several things I always bring that makes cold weather hunting much nicer are a tube shaped hand warmer that attaches around your waist. I then take a camo round pillow and attach it to the backside so I have a pillow to sit on. I got both at Gander Mountain and both were great for Deer hunting here in Illinois as well. Don't forget the chemical heaters and bring a headlamp if walking in the dark! Good luck!
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