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