Trophy Class South Dakota Antelope Hunts

Outfitter Dave Ciani has been named as one of the Top 100 Outfitters in North America. Dave has over 20 years of experience guiding big game hunters and can offer opportunities to take trophy caliber antelope hunts on his properties near the Black Hills of South Dakota. Dave can customize the exact hunt that you desire, whether it be with gun or bow. Nobody will work harder for you than High Prairie Lodge and Outfitters!

At High Prairie Lodge & Outfitters we take pride in making our hunting services more than you expected. We are a full service outfitting business and our goal is to try to provide you with a memorable hunting experience. We have the knowledge and experience to successfully hunt the bruiser antelope bucks found roaming throughout the prairies of western South Dakota. The benefit of choosing us as your hunting outfitter is that we cover a large amount of land, which makes your hunting success possible. In addition, your hunting excursion is lead by owner Dave Ciani. Dave’s policy is that no matter what your game preference is, he’ll take you to where the game is. While staying with us, we will help plan out your hunting excursion so that not a minute is wasted. In addition to having the very best hunting guide services, we have lodging accommodations at locations that will delight.

Come hunt the speedy prairie goats of South Dakota. We specialize in bow hunts over water. We start hunting in August and only offer limited hunts. We hunt thousands of acres but limit the number of hunters. This way we can offer excellent hunting on antelope that have very little hunting pressure and exceptional trophy quality animals and allot of them. We have an extremely high success rate on our early season archery antelope hunts. Book early to guarantee your spot. When you harvest your trophy enjoy sightseeing in Deadwood 7miles, Sturgis 10 miles, Devils Tower 55 minutes, the majestic patriotic Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mountain, which are one hour away, or the scenic Badlands. This is a great family outing or guy trip. Let us spoil you with our mid-west hospitality and relaxing setting.

Antelope Hunt Packages

Custom packages are available. Please ask about our group rates for four or more antelope hunters. Please email outfitter Dave Ciani to go over the costs involved with each of these custom hunt packages as well as receiving a reference list of past hunters. Dave enjoys meeting and exceeding each hunter’s wants and needs.

Antelope – Firearm (Draw for tags) & Archery (Guarantee Tags); Fully Guided

⦁ Methods of hunting firearm

  • Spot and stalk.

Methods of hunting archery

  • Traditional blinds on waterholes (pre-rut).
  • Spot and stalk.
  • Rut spot and stalk with decoy.
  • Hunting with mules, walking a side Willie, Reba and Lady (bring carrots).

Antelope – Fully Guided

  • Call for prices
    • Price depends on the number of people hunting (hunter/non-hunters). We can customize your length of the hunt and if you want to stay for sightseeing. This does include field dressing and getting your trophy to the locker plant or butcher shop.
  • These hunts are fully-guided and include guiding, lodging and meals.
  • If you fly, you would fly into the Rapid City South Dakota Airport, rent a vehicle and then we are one hour away from the lodge.
  • Draw for tags for firearms and archery is guaranteed.
  • Call early to book these hunts and get full details on the draw.
  • We highly recommend you call before applying for any of these tags or preference points.

Client Testimonial From The 2017 South Dakota Antelope Hunting Season

Last week I had the opportunity to stay and hunt with High Prairie Lodge and Outfitters. There is no way in this short review I can begin to describe how well done this experience was. Dave and Teri have achieved a level of professionalism and efficiency that very few outfitters ever achieve. Their business runs like a well-oiled machine, however it is a machine that makes you feel like you’re a family member taking part in it. My hunt was somewhat of a last-minute archery Antelope hunt when I didn’t draw a tag for Wyoming. When Dave and I finalized our plans, and it was obvious to me that in the two weeks he was given there was a tremendous amount of preparation that had taken place. Due to the nature of this hunt, specific scouting had to be done and new blinds had to be put in place and it was done to perfection.

I was successful in my hunt by taking a very nice South Dakota Pronghorn Antelope on the second morning. Teri, on the other hand, is not going to be outdone by Dave. Teri takes care of the lodge, meal preparation, and I’m sure many other things that I’m unaware of because they are completely seemless and out of the view of the guest. The lodge is not a hunting camp, but a beautiful home that you stay in as their guest and friend. The accommodations are on par with upscale hotels but with much more of a “You’re at Home” feel. Meals are done family style and Teri’s creations would rival any high-end restaurant. I probably gained weight while I was “hunting”.

And finally, since I was fortunate enough to finish hunting a day early, Dave took time to show me some of the other properties he and Teri either own/or manage. Everything they do seems to be for the betterment of the wildlife, land, and our sport. Dave has a background in wildlife management and is very well versed in what needs to be done to create long term habitats for all types of wildlife. I couldn’t have been more impressed with everything they have done and are working on. Many thanks to Dave and Teri for a wonderful trip and to anyone considering hunting with them, there is absolutely no place that I have found that will put together a more complete or better experience for you.

Craig Lott

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