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South Dakota State Big Game Records

Hunt for record-book bison in the shadow of Teddy Roosevelt 


Home to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, South Dakota is also a great state in which to hunt bison, whitetail and mule deer, elk, and even pronghorn. Bison entries abound from Custer County in the southwest. The state’s largest bighorn killed in 2018 sits solidly in the top five of all time. Deer entries aren’t as common as they were decades ago, but elk are starting to make the book there. The state’s largest non-typical elk scored an even 411 points when it was killed in 2020. That same year, another non-typical was killed with a score of 408-4/8 points.

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