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Text Box: Thank you for thinking Spring Turkey and Black Hills  Merriam!   We are smack dab in the middle of some of the best and most  scenic  turkey habitat you’ll ever encounter.  We do not provide guide service, but are familiar with the area and happy to field your questions. Over 50% of the Black Hills National Forest is accessible to public hunting and our turkey population is excellent.   Just a short drive from the cabins will get you away from private  property and into the hunting unit which stretches 100 miles from north to south and 40 miles east to west.  
We have been pointing hunters in the right direction from              Pine Rest Cabins since 1992  and would be happy  to be your hosts for a spring gobbler hunt.                                                                                                           Steve and Jan Johnson , owners

Text Box: There’s nothing like a cabin to come home to after a day in the woods. 

Text Box: Surrounded By 2.3 Million Acres of Public Land

Text Box: Black Hills Spring Season 2nd Sat in April through
3rd Sun in May
Text Box: Licenses, Maps, Information

Text Box: For complete information on seasons, licenses, limits , fees, etc. you will want to contact the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks.

They will also be a  reliable  resource for your  questions concerning  statistics  on hatch, success rates etc.                                  
Licenses are currently unlimited through SDGF&P.  To apply online go to
Call for  information: 605-773-3485.  
Write:  SDGF&P  /Licensing 
12 West Missouri  
Pierre, SD  57701-4521

The Official BHNF Map  iswhat we use to point you in the right direction.  We have them available for purchase when you arrive, but you may want to look one over ahead of time. Order online:

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Text Box: The terrain varies from rolling hills and prairies to high mountains, rim rock and deep gorges.    Be prepared to walk the woods in  mountain country.  Hill City rests about 5000 feet above sea level   and weather conditions can change quickly in the spring.  Expect anything from hot and dry to rain or snow—on the same day!    Road access is very good and although most of the logging roads can be  negotiated with an  ordinary vehicle we do prefer a 4 wheel drive. You may start out with a dry gravel road that deteriorates to a muddy dirt path .   We wish you a successful  hunt for the Black Hills Merriam and thank you for considering Pine Rest Cabins as  your base camp.

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 Free wireless internet access
 Sauna and hot tub
 Private baths
 Furnished kitchenettes
 Charcoal grill & picnic table
 One or two bedrooms
 Comfortable queen size beds
 Linens and towels provided
 Freezer space for  your bird

Text Box: Great Outdoors…
          Modern Comforts