No one really hunts turkeys in the fall on here and I have no idea who would guide turkeys in the fall in SD. NWTF reccomends against shooting fall Turkeys.
If you are looking to hunt turkeys with a guide you will need to go up to central cal in the spring. A lot of the ranches that hunt pigs also offer turkey hunts.
I reccomend getting into pheasant, quail, or duck duck hunting if your looking to shoot some birds in the fall.
The reason every one frowns fall turkey hunt is because the drought
Has decimated the population.
No punt intended.
Best bet join the NWTF. And try to hook up like minded people.
There is a lot if experience required to hunt that wild bird.
For fall best bet to look up north.
Book a guide service. Relatively cheep . Look at guides corner look up Neil at be XXXX . Book a pig hunt at the same time.
Well I doubt free is good. But for a newbies who have no experience.
And have a guide teach them the ropes yes it is. By the time they scout and go out every week end spending$$$$$$$ . On gas food and time only to get frustrated. With no bird. It can be a wasted f_n time.
$400 can easily be spent.
Here is guy trying to learn the ropes.
I don't hear constructive advice.
Yes he should go north. And get a guide. That was my advice and as I explained why , most are not hunting here. THAT'S ALL
Hundreds of people read these post.
He's not the only one probably interested in Turkey hunting.
Let's get them started right.
Mine was constructive criticism.
Not meant as a derogatory to any one.
We all can not hunt on private property. Most of us have to hunt
Public. Unless some like you help them. And that's probably not possible.
I greatly appreciate the advice and guidance! I had no idea about the recommendation to refrain from Fall hunts, and I will certainly take this into account. I would love to spend the fall 'learning' and then get serious during the Spring season.
Thanks for considering not shooting a fall turkey.....The difference of the two hunts (spring & fall) is like night and day.....The excitement of a gobbler strutting and responding to your calling is like nothing else (well bugling elk)…..If I can help you in any way, please let me know.
Relatively cheap is a relative term.....They get about $450.00 per day with a 2 or 3 day minimum.
When I was in Kansas....Guides or outfitters got $650.00 a day.....3 day minimum
ps.....The state (DFW) offers a number of hunts on a draw basis at no charge (Spenceville W.A. for example)
Never heard of them, but $400.00 isn't too bad.....What catches my attention some is that it says FROM $400.00.....Could be trophy fees, minimum days, etc.....They're certainly in a good area for turkeys.