I am from North Carolina, and go to school here. We get out of school December 15, and are trying to plan a hunting trip for about a week to South Dakota. I had a few questions, and really appreciate any information you can give me. Hunting here is not so good, and my fatehr and I are just trying to spend some time together b/c we rarely get to see each other. We are attempting to hunt without a guide. Would it be difficult to find potholes on public lands? Is December too late to hunt South Dakota. Any help would be greatly appreciated!