Archery Hunting in the Badlands

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I was wondering how hard it is to archery hunt for deer in the badlands. I'm getting set up again to fling a mean arrow and I would like to hit it hard this year (need to fill the freezer). I'm not looking for too many specifics, just wondering if it's worth hitting hard or trying to find something along the river bottoms or find a generous farmer with excess deer.
 


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It can be pretty hard if you are out of shape but if you are in decent condition its not bad at all. The hard part is finding a big one lol. Cover lots of ground and put serious time into spotting early in the morning.
 

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Yep. I found out that a year off of running isn't conducive to hiking the badlands. The next year I started a good training regimen and actually enjoyed the process. Lots of public ground but asking ranchers never hurts. I personally like the "camping" aspect of it and tented it...in the box of my pickup, with a very comfy mattress. I must have bumped my keys in the middle of the night and almost added some moisture to the mattress when my car alarm went off. Non scented baby wipes were my shower for two days and my merino wool still smelled good when I got home. Two coolers came with. one with food and drink and one for meat just in case it was warm out. I had two empty coolers on my way back. Good luck and hope to see you out there this fall.
 

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