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South Dakota Hunt Unit H1B Elk

  • ID:H1B
  • State:SD
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:274 square miles
  • Elevation:3,400 ft - 7,000 ft
  • Public Lands:199 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:73%
  • Campgrounds:5
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:8
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:2,733 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.387478, -103.921832

Unit H1B regulates hunting opportunities for elk in South Dakota and covers 274 square miles. Public lands comprise 199 square miles (73%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Downtown Spearfish, and O'Neil Pass. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,400 feet to a high of 7,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 2,733 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 8 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Black Hills National Forest.

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