Custer State Park Hunting



Big game hunting for Custer State Park begins in September running through January.  Turkey season runs April through May. The park is widely known for its trophy and non-trophy buffalo hunting, as well as its deer, elk, mountain lion and antelope seasons.  

Hunting helps manage animal population and prevents overcrowding. Control of numbers ensures an adequate supply of food for all species and prevents habitat loss.

Learn more about Non-Trophy Buffalo Hunting key dates, requirements and application process on the the SOUTH DAKOTA GAME, FISH AND PARKS website.

Only 20 minutes from Custer State Park, Claw Antler & Hide offers an alternative opportunity to view wildlife in our store. We have a wide range of wall mounts and taxidermy available for sale.  

Taxidermy Mounts

Check out these animal wall mounts in the Claw, Antler & Hide Company, Custer store:

Black Bear
Whitetail Deer