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South Dakota Hunt Unit H5A Elk

  • ID:H5A
  • State:SD
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:179 square miles
  • Elevation:3,800 ft - 7,000 ft
  • Public Lands:178 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:100%
  • Campgrounds:19
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:27
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:171 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.919513, -103.476506

Unit H5A regulates hunting opportunities for elk in South Dakota and covers 179 square miles. Public lands comprise 178 square miles (100%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Rockerville. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,800 feet to a high of 7,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 171 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 19 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 27 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Black Hills National Forest, Black Elk Wilderness.

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