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South Dakota Hunt Unit High Plains Duck

  • ID:High Plains
  • State:SD
  • Species:Duck
  • Area:43,520 square miles
  • Elevation:1,400 ft - 7,100 ft
  • Public Lands:18,298 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:43%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:5
  • Campgrounds:86
  • Fishing Access Sites:9
  • Trailheads:80
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:23,407 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest, Custer National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.424115, -101.873853

The High Plains zone regulates hunting opportunities for duck in South Dakota and covers 43,520 square miles. Public lands comprise 18,298 square miles (43%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Downtown Rapid City, Grey Goose, and Pierre. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,400 feet to a high of 7,100 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 23,407 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 86 campgrounds, and 9 public fishing access sites. There are 80 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Black Hills National Forest, Custer National Forest, Badlands Wilderness, Black Elk Wilderness. Additionally, 5 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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