Dakota Ranch Outfitters is owned by Pat West who operates in Western South Dakota with a focus on trophy mule deer and whitetail. He’ll also accommodate your pronghorn hunt if you draw the tag. Expect excellent hospitality and game-rich country with this personalized hunt.
“We’ve been seeing an old whitetail in this bottom and he’s got lots of mass. Have at it.” Dakota Ranch Outfitters owner Pat West pointed me toward the winding river bottom and I began a slow still-hunt to rattle in the big buck. Just before dark I took a high vantage point and rattled. A big-bodied buck ran from the timber toward the antlers and I settled my Nikon reticle on his chest. My Hornady SST bullet did the rest.