Hunting & Fishing in the Northern Black Hills

Plan Your Next Hunting or Fishing Expedition to the Northern Black Hills


Autumn is big game hunting time in western South Dakota. And the hunting opportunities are distinctly divided between prairie/range-land habitat and the mountainous Black Hills.  The Black Hills also has a reputation for high quality wild turkey hunts, antelope, whitetail deer, mule deer, prairie dogs.  Fishing season never closes in South Dakota–the pursuit of trout in the streams and lakes of the Black Hills is a year-round sport.  You can catch walleye, catfish and bass at Orman Dam, while spin casting and fly-fishing in local rivers such as the Red Water, you’re bound to catch Brown Trout.  Western South Dakota also offers bird hunting for pheasants, chukars, quail, geese and ducks.


Hunting & fishing licenses may be purchased at The Buck Stop Sporting Goods, 514 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD (map link) Phone: (605) 892-0630 or online on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.

Get your hard copy of South Dakota Public Hunting Atlas at our Chamber office, The Buck Stop Sporting Goods or an electronic version online from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.

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Local Game Processing

If you need a place to store your animal, or would like to have it processed and packaged here in Belle Fourche, Grandview Locker & Storage has storage lockers available, they perform skinning and caping, and offer full-service processing, including cold meat cuts & jerky!

Ask for Fritz Carlson: 605-892-3866, 716 10th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD (map).

Integrity Meats also does processing of wild game (No birds, but will freeze turkeys).  They offer 24-hour processing for out-of-state hunters, and also perform partial and full caping. They also trade out your trim for sausage!

Contact Integrity Meats: 605-723-6328, 404 Industrial St, Belle Fourche, SD (map).

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