Deer hunting is available for mule deer and white-tailed deer. You can hunt on your own or hire your own local guide (/hunting-guides/). Huntable lands include about 50,000 acres of Walk-in lands and about 100,000 acres of other tribal lands for which permission is needed. The application period for Fall hunts is January 1 - June 30; follow this link to apply online. Applicants will be notified regarding the results of the lottery by July 5.





1 archery tag or 1 muzzleloader tag per person

1 rifle any antlered deer or 1 rifle any white-tailed deer per person

1 or 2 rifle any antlerless white-tailed deer per person

Reminder that all mule deer bucks need to have a minimum of 4 points on one side to be legal.

All deer taken with an archery tag must be inspected by a conservation officer or by the Wildlife Office and given a metal tag in addition to the paper tag that was issued with the license.

Muzzleloader hunting is with iron sites only (no scopes or red dot sights).

The Grassrope Unit and Range Unit 14 are archery/muzzleloader only; in addition one area south of Lower Brule is archery only (see map).


Deer Tag prices for 2021 are as follows:


                                                          Tribal Member          Affiliate             Non-member

Rifle Antlerless White-tailed                     $5                       $40                      $75

Archery Any Antlered + Antlerless WT    $10                     $200                     $400

Muzzleloader Any Antlered                      $20                     $350                     $700

Rifle Any White-tailed                               $10                     $400                     $800

Rifle Any Antlered                                     $20                     $500                     $1000