Pahapesto Guiding Service

How To Get Your Tag


At Pahapesto Guiding Service we hunt 2 types of land: Tribal and Private. These tags are completely separate. Tribal tags are obtained through a drawing process from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Game, Fish, & Parks. Tags for the private land are obtained through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. We prefer that our hunters apply for tribal tags first because of the amount of land there is to hunt and the earlier application deadline and drawing date. If the applicant is unsuccessful through the tribe, the hunter may then apply for the state tags to hunt our private land. 

Tribal Tags


We are certified tribal guides through the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. This gives us access to over half a million acres of prime hunting land. Below is the key information and application process for tribal tags.

  • Application Deadline: June 7th , 2019
  • Drawing date: June 14, 2019
  • There will be a second drawing for unclaimed tags
  • After the second draw, there will be a date to call in for leftover tags. This date is July 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM CST. Continue calling until you get through. 
  • Important to keep in touch with us or the RSTGFP to ensure you do not miss these dates
  • No preference points, completely random draw
  • Website to apply:

State Tags (Private Land)


Our "state tag" deer hunts are on over 5,000 acres of private land. These tags are obtained through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. Below is the key information and application for state tags.

  • Deadlines and Application info: CLICK HERE
  • Drawing system with preference points
  • Any deer archery tags available over the counter
  • No state muzzleloader tags for non-residents
  • For application purposes we hunt unit 60A for Whitetail and recommend the West River Special Buck tag for mule deer.
  • For past drawing statistics CLICK HERE then choose WEST RIVER SPECIAL BUCK (mule deer) or WEST RIVER DEER (whitetail). Then choose the unit 60A18 (this is the whitetail tag) or choose "west river special buck"