Caribou Hunting Aberdeen SD

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Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
(605) 885-6320
39650 Sand Lake Drive
Columbia, SD
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Pocasse Nwr
(605) 885-6320
Rural Rt. 1, Box 25
Columbia, SD
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting

Sodaksport & Bait
(605) 225-2737
850 South Highway 281
Aberdeen, SD
 
Oahe Lake
(605) 224-5862
28563 Powerhouse Road
Pierre, SD
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Waubay Wetland Management District
(605) 947-4521
Waubay, SD
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Sand Lake Wmd
(605) 885-6320
Rural Rt. 1, Box 25
Columbia, SD
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
(605) 885-6320
39650 Sand Lake Drive Columbia
Columbia, SD
 
Mcgannon, Travis Matthew
605216758
106 N Broadway Box 172
Groton, SD
 
Black Hills National Forest
(605) 673-2251
25041 N Highway 16
Custer, SD
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Pactola Reservoir
(605) 343-1567
803 Soo San Dr.
Rapid City, SD
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports

Preparing for a Caribou Hunt

You've saved the funds, cleared it with your spouse, and booked the hunt. Your caribou hunting dream is about to become a reality this fall. But between now and then, you've got a thing or two to do.

Luckily, planning for an adventure like this is a whole lot of fun. It builds up the anticipation, gives you excuses to purchase additional equipment, and prompts you to visit the range more often. The excitement grows exponentially as that great day approaches. And in that excitement, things can get forgotten.

Here's a few important things that you need to remember.

Fitness
One of the first things any traveling hunter should consider is his or her fitness level. This is especially true on a caribou hunt where lengthy stalks can take place across terrain as difficult as the open tundra of Labrador or the steep, wooded valleys of British Columbia.

No one is saying you have to be able to run a marathon, but you shouldn't be huffing and puffing when you have finally positioned yourself for the shot of a lifetime either. Remember too, that medical facilities are few and far between, so entering the hunt with a basic level of good health is critical.

Mark Reinert, a hunt broker with Outdoor Connection, says a pre-hunt regimen of daily exercise should include a challenging walk. "The idea is to slowly increase your endurance by lengthening the distance or adding more challenging terrain to the route. It's not a bad idea to wear your hunting boots and carry a daypack either. I advise clients to tackle at least one hill too."

Strength training your upper body for an hour or two a week is also a good idea. This is important when having to shoot offhand.

Of course, there are other great reasons for fitness, but the most important is that it will help you avoid the injuries that can occur when you are tired and getting sloppy.

Reinert also says "Every hunter should give his fitness level an honest self-assessment. When you are out there, you need to know your limits."


Hiking is one activity to get you in shape before your hunt.

The Outfitter's List
Once you've booked your hunt, most outfitters will provide a list of recommended items to bring. Don't ignore this. In fact, I suggest you pin it up in a conspicuous place and review it every so often, before the hunt.

These lists are based on years of experience as well as aircraft weight limitations. Most detail clothing, weapon selection, fishing equipment, and other personal gear that each hunter truly needs. They are pared down and practical. Better yet, they form a handy checklist to keep you get organized and on task, reminding you of things, like foot powder, that would have surely been forgotten.

If possible, contact one or two of the outfitter's regular clients. They often have useful advice on must-have items.

Clothing
Caribou hunts take place in harsher climates than many of us are used to. Fortunately, they are slated anytime from mid-August to late-September.

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