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South Dakota Hunt Unit 1 Canada Goose

  • ID:1
  • State:SD
  • Species:Canada Goose
  • Area:57,862 square miles
  • Elevation:1,000 ft - 7,100 ft
  • Public Lands:14,266 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:25%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:6
  • Campgrounds:23
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:24
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:20,330 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest, Custer National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.651718, -100.005648

Unit 1 regulates hunting opportunities for canada goose in South Dakota and covers 57,862 square miles. Public lands comprise 14,266 square miles (25%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Sioux Falls, Downtown Rapid City, and Aberdeen. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,000 feet to a high of 7,100 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 20,330 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 24 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Black Hills National Forest, Custer National Forest. Additionally, 6 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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