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South Dakota Hunt Unit BH1 Turkey

  • ID:BH1
  • State:SD
  • Species:Turkey
  • Area:2,931 square miles
  • Elevation:2,800 ft - 7,100 ft
  • Public Lands:2,176 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:75%
  • Campgrounds:70
  • Fishing Access Sites:9
  • Trailheads:71
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:4,839 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.887364, -103.692378

Unit BH1 regulates hunting opportunities for turkey in South Dakota and covers 2,931 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,176 square miles (75%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Downtown Rapid City, Downtown Spearfish, and Tilford. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,800 feet to a high of 7,100 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 4,839 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 70 campgrounds, and 9 public fishing access sites. There are 71 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Black Hills National Forest, Black Elk Wilderness.

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