Just stumbled across this. Looks like South Dakota is a sleeper but up & comer state for producing some whopper whitetails from the Great Plains.
Hope we can find more reliable web sources for more details about this quiet "Public Land" success story.
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South Dakota: 200-Inch Public Land Buck!
April 28, 2013
A 200-inch typical is rare anywhere…exceedingly rare for public land…and unheard of for South Dakota (last I checked the state record typical is 193).
admin on May 2, 2013 at 11:24 am said:
we just got confirmation from a reliable source that this hunter does work for the fire dept in Rapid City, and he killed this giant near Timber Creek last fall. hoping to meet him and do a BIG DEER TV segment on that buck this fall!
Subject: Anybody killing any big Whitetails??
Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - 04:20 PM ET
201" South Dakota whitetail.