Below is a list of some of testimonials from individuals who have hunted with us.
"As a South Dakota native I know which areas hold the most potential for trophy whitetails and the White River area is definitely a top pick. White River Hunts L.L.C. provides deer hunters a truly unique opportunity and experience by providing access to a ranch that includes manicured food plots, pre-positioned treestands and deer that are being managed under a quality deer management program. The real possibility exists for a chance at a Pope & Young or a Boone & Crockett giant."
Professional Hunter & Writer
Renowned Whitetail Expert
"I have been on a number guided and self-guided big game hunts in Colorado and Wyoming over the past 12 years. However, my self-guided hunt with White River Hunts in South Dakota ranks right at the top. On two different days of my three day hunt I saw 140 and 150 class bucks. In addition I had the enjoyment of watching first hand two different buck fights within 300 yards of my stand -- that's not something you see very often! The other wildlife seen on the ranch was an added bonus. We saw bald eagles, Merriam turkeys, pheasants, mule deer and coyotes -- it really added to the overall experience. I was so satisified that I've already booked my hunt for next year."
~Dr. Kent Carlson
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I planned my hunt with White River Hunts in South Dakota, but when we dropped into the river bottom I knew we where into something good. After a quick tour of the ranch at dusk I was excited to hunt the first day of my three day archery hunt. With high winds and cold temps I choose a stand in heavy cover over a food plot, I couldn’t believe that deer would move in this wind but my buck hunt ended 30 min. into the first day with a 130 class whitetail field dressing at 178 lbs. I was happy with this deer but I should have waited the evening hunt brought a 140 class buck into 7 yards of my stand, as I watched him walk away I knew the next time I hunt here I wouldn’t be so quick to release an arrow. With over 30 years of deer hunting central MN I have never seen the quantity and quality of deer that I experienced on this hunt. At least one member of our four person group saw a 140 to 160 class whitetail daily with some large mule deer sited also. White River Hunts has put a lot of time into knowing their land, with food plots and stand placement thoroughly thought out. I found that it didn’t matter what the wind was doing I could find a stand that would work in my favor. With limited time to hunt it was great to have all the leg work done for me, all I had to do was grab my bow find a stand and hunt. Thanks guys for a job well done.
"White River Hunts is truly an outstanding hunting experience. This is a hunters hunt... if you want a fancy lodge and spoon fed meals go somewhere else. But if you want to get a chance at the deer of a life time, this is the place!
The habitat is spectacular; Great classic river bottoms covered with Cottonwoods and hazel brush interweaving with alfalfa fields and strategically placed food plots. Tree and ground blinds are placed at key funnels and game trails giving an unbelievable opportunity to see lots of deer each day. Don't forget your grunt tube for this place! After hunting here once, you will be wondering why so many people are going to Saskatchewan , when this is right here in South Dakota.
You better book early as I already have my slot again for this year!"
The ranch was host for "North American Hunter" TV filming with South Dakota native and whitetail expert Mark Kayser in his quest for a record book whitetail. While Mark didn't let fly, he saw many shooter bucks and was simply holding out for something bigger. The film crew has already booked another hunt for the next fall , after having experience first hand the number and quality of deer that the ranch holds.
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