Merriam Turkey

Spring Merriam Turkey Hunting in the beautiful pristine Black Hills of South Dakota. Do it
yourself, semi-guided and fully guided. True Merriam hunts No Hybrids Here!

Black Hills Merriam Turkey Hunts

Come hunt true spring Merriam turkeys in the beautiful pristine Black Hills of South Dakota with expert turkey hunting guide Dave Ciani. Whether you prefer Do It Yourself, Semi-guided or Fully-guided hunts we can accommodate your needs. Again this is a True Merriam turkey hunt-No Hybrids Here! On your hunt Dave Ciani will personally guide you. Dave has decades of turkey hunting experience. Dave will not only guide you to a trophy long beard but will enhance your hunt with valuable knowledge on the area, habitat, specific habits of the turkey in our area.

See Ray Eye and Jason Gilbertson of Winchester Turkey Revolution bag trophy Merriam’s on Versus TV with the legendary High Prairie Lodge & Outfitters.

Outfitter Dave Ciani has been a professional turkey hunting guide for over 20 years. Dave has live trapped and transplanted turkey’s, worked as a Special Game Protector in law enforcement, taught adult education classes on calling, turkey hunting, the life cycle of turkey’s and taught elementary school children the ethics and life cycle, calling and hunting of turkeys. Dave puts the utmost importance on the ethics of hunting and is as much a teacher as he is a hunting guide.

Our Turkey Hunting Philosophy:

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 wild turkeys found throughout the Black Hills of 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 led 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.

Turkey – Firearm & Archery (Fully Guided, Semi-guided, Self-guided)

Fully Guided

  • 3 Days, Lodging and Meals included.
  • 2 Hunters – $2,100 per person plus tax, includes 1 guide.
  • 1 Hunter – $2,250, you will be paired with another single hunter to make a team of 2 for the guide.
  • These hunts are fully-guided and included guiding, scouting and coaching for Black Hills Merriam Turkey in the beautiful and rugged Black Hills of South Dakota.
  • If you fly, you would fly into the Rapid City South Dakota Airport, rent a vehicle and then we are one hour away. We recommend a 4×4 vehicle or AWD for these hunts.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills and Prairie for archery.
  • Additional birds are available in the prairie units by special draw. Call for pricing and availability.
  • 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.

Semi-guided

  • 3 and ½ Days, Lodging and Meals included.
  • $$1,100 per person plus tax (2 person minimum), includes 1 guide. If you are a single hunter we will be paired with another hunter to make a team of 2 for the guide for scouting and seminar your first afternoon.
  • These semi-guided hunts include a 1/2 day of guiding, scouting and coaching for Black Hills Merriam Turkey in the beautiful and rugged Black Hills of South Dakota.
  • If you fly, you would fly into the Rapid City South Dakota Airport, rent a vehicle and then we are one hour away. We recommend a 4×4 vehicle or AWD for these hunts.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills and Prairie for archery.
  • Limited availability on this hunt.
  • We highly recommend you call before applying for any of these tags.

Do It Yourself

  • 2 People Minimum, $500 per person plus tax
  • 1 Person $650 plus tax
  • Semi-Guided ½ Day, Black Hills Merriam Turkey Hunt
  • These semi-guided hunts do not include lodging or meals and are strictly a 1/2 day of guiding arriving at 2 pm until dusk.
  • If you fly, you would fly into the Rapid City South Dakota Airport, rent a vehicle and then we are one hour away. We recommend a 4×4 vehicle or AWD for these hunts.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills.
  • Tags are guaranteed for True Merriam Turkeys in the Blackhills and Prairie for archery.
  • Limited availability on this hunt.
  • We highly recommend you call before applying for any of these tags.

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