Our clients come from all over the United States, we try to get out there and advertise as much as we can, so we look everywhere. We also have a website that receives a fair number of interested parties. We belong to the Pine Ridge area Chamber and they advertise for us too. There are people in all parts of the country that want to come to the reservation and hunt our quarry; we have a good size herd with plenty of opportunities for hunts of a life time. They want to view and see our beautiful badlands, and see our memorials, like Wounded Knee, Strong Hold Table. Big Foot Trail, Cedar Pass, and all the beauty we have to offer, plus they want to touch and see our culture first hand, view our art and see with their own eyes what Lakota’s really are. So we are here Badland Outfitters to show them and let them experience it in their own minds and fill it in their hearts. We are lucky to have the likes of special people that want to come and visit us some examples are doctors, lawyers, preachers, contractors, truckers, teachers, just to name a few.
We also have people that want to come and hunt buffalo and we can accommodate them also we set up hunts by using the local buffalo ranchers, with the market for buffalo always being low we can offer the rancher a better price for their animals and still sale the hunts at a good cost for the client and still make a profit. We also do antelope hunts, some people don’t want to travel clear to the mountains were most of the good antelope hunting is, so we offer hunts outside of the reservation on state land.
One of our biggest markets is turkey hunting we offer 3 day hunts; we hunt the Merriam turkey which is in abundance in our area. Our hunters come from everywhere to hunt these birds because of the beauty and difficulty to hunt. Our guides are very knowledgeable in this animal’s habitat and our success rates are very high.
These are just a good example of the markets that we are working with, as an outfitting service there are no boundaries that are to distant and here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation times of oppression are coming to and end and we at Badland Outfitters are here to grow with the future of our people and put a mark on history for our children, so they can see what hard work and being and entrepreneur can do.