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.
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