WELCOME TO PRIME PHEASANT HUNTING
MORE THAN 250,000 ACRES
A hunt with us gives you access to the prime pheasant hunting land in northeastern and north central South Dakota. Our landowners have created a habitat-rich environment where pheasants thrive due to diverse cover options that include grasslands, CRP, shelterbelts, sloughs, creek bottoms and food plots.
WILD PHEASANT HUNTS
THE ONLY WAY TO HUNT
Experience classic South Dakota pheasant hunting at its finest. Unlike a pheasant preserve, we manage our habitat properly so there are plenty of wild birds, allowing you the opportunity to limit out each day.
FLEXIBLE PACKAGE OPTIONS
CREATE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Whether you’re looking to come for a week or a weekend, have a group of 2 or 20, experienced or novice – we have packages and lodging options to suit your needs and your budget. We’re always happy to satisfy your hunting party’s unique needs.
SELF GUIDED HUNTS AVAILABLE
JUST FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF-ERS
Looking for high quality habitat for you and your dogs to hunt? We have over 100,000 acres of private land reserved for the exclusive use of our Self-Guided guests. Lodging available at some locations. Bring your canine companions, your crew and plan on having an amazing hunt.
WELCOME TO PRIME PHEASANT COUNTRY
We have thousands upon thousands of acres of prime pheasant hunting land in northeastern and north central South Dakota. Our land owners have created an environment where pheasants thrive due to diverse habitat options that include grasslands, CRP, shelter-belts, sloughs, creek bottoms and food plots. With Dakota Pheasant Guide you’ll experience a good old fashioned pheasant hunt in the beautiful wide open spaces on some of the highest quality land you could ever hope to find in south Dakota. We cordially invite you to come on out and discover for yourself what a superior experience upland bird hunting wild pheasants with us can be.
Three Packages to Fit Any Hunting Party's Needs With Dakota Pheasant Guide you're sure to have a pheasant hunt like no other.
CELEBRATING 100 SEASONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA PHEASANT HUNTS
On October 30th, 1919, the first pheasant hunt took place in Spink County and within fifteen years, pheasant hunts were held in every county across the state. It all got started with the first release of birds in 1908, and if you’d like to hunt right on and near the very land where it all started, we can make it happen for you. Take part of a rich South Dakotan tradition that is alive and continues to thrive today. If you want the absolute best authentic pheasant hunt, come on out and see us here in the heart of South Dakota to start your own tradition, it will be a hunting trip you will never forget. We pride ourselves in making memories!
South Dakota Pheasant History
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US
Everyone enjoys a good hunt, and we offer the best!
-Bob Freymiller, Bowman ND Land Partner
-Travis Schaunaman, Mayor, Aberdeen, SD
-Vikki Bauer, Newport Beach, CA
-Jayme Akin, Mayor, Redfield, SD
-Andrew Johnson, Editor, Outdoor Forum
-Jodi Stemler, Writer, Field & Stream Magazine
-Tom Poorker, Founder, Focus Outdoors TV
-Alton Scheels, New Mexico
-Robert DeWitt, Senior Reporter, The Tuscaloosa News
-Joe Peterson, Minneapolis, MN
-Linda Clark, Michigan
-Jeff Audette, Georgia
-Matt Peters, Michigan
-Scott Bowlin, Colorado
-Tony Montemurro, New Jersey
-Jed Rice, Kansas
-Paul Kaster, Green Bay, WI
-Gary Farrar, Ohio, Self-Guided Hunt
-Vincent Amyot, Illinois
MORE THAN JUST PHEASANTS
WHITETAIL ARCHERY BUCKS
We are now offering a limited number of exclusive trophy whitetail adventures strictly for bow hunting enthusiasts. We have properties with well above average mature bucks that are not being fully utilized. Full and self-guided packages are available.
Predator hunting is included in all packages and highly encouraged. Helping us to thin the population is highly appreciated. We can point out prime locations and even provide electronic callers and or rifles to our guided guests. Stand-alone predator hunts can be arranged for the “off season” as well. Please call for details.
SOUTH DAKOTA FISHING
Open water or ice, if your love is walleye, perch, northern, bass or anything else we can create a South Dakota fishing package for a trip of a lifetime. All while using state of the art equipment and cutting edge tactics.
Rely on our passionate and eager guides who put in the time scouting and setting up for a successful waterfowl hunt. We can host you as a part of the Pheasant/Waterfowl combo. Or, as part of the September Canada goose reduction and Spring Snow goose seasons. Lots of options, call for details.
Although Skell’s Swamp Tours is relatively new operation, Paul “Skell” Blanchard has been playing around in the swamp for over 25 years! Come to Pierre Part, LA and sightsee, jug fish for catfish, go frogging or enjoy one of the many other tours that Skells’s offers.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
From what airports to use to what to pack, we’ve got some tips to help make your trip a successful one.
PREVIEW OUR LODGING OPTIONS
We offer four lodging options to fit your party’s size and needs. Each in the heart of pheasant country.
ABOUT DAKOTA PHEASANT GUIDE
Dakota Pheasant Guide is owned and operated by Dennis Foster. Dennis is a prolific and widely published outdoor writer with articles in numerous national and regional publications. He has also hosted and been a frequent guest on several outdoor television shows. Most notably Focus Outdoors TV, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, and In-Fisherman TV. The culmination of his communication and promotional skills led to the creation of Focused Outdoor Promotions, of which Focus Outdoors TV is a major component. As a South Dakota native, hunting and fishing are ingrained into his DNA. He’s spent years as a touring pro on the professional walleye fishing tournament circuit and still competes when scheduling allows. His open water fishing is now largely focused on experimental equipment, techniques and new product development. Thus, benefiting Sponsors and Anglers alike.
At Dakota Pheasant Guide we strive to provide our guests with exactly the kind of hunting atmosphere that we demand for ourselves. Our hunts are conducted just the way we learned being raised in Spink County SD, where the first successful release of Chinese Ringneck Pheasants took place and our County Seat, Redfield being the undisputed Pheasant Capital of the World. From prime hunting land to well trained dogs and Chief Upland Vests primed with premium shotgun shells by Fiocchi, we make sure you have the best…while hunting with the best.
After all, we are not just doing this for a living…it is our chosen lifestyle here on the wide-open prairies of South Dakota. We simply will not compromise that, ever. With us you are an integral part of the hunt. Not just some random shooter in a line-up that literally, gets bused to the field. The old Suburban’s we hunt out of perfectly depict our laid back attitude and style. Come on out and join us this season and make yourself some memories while experiencing the hospitality and fine hunting we are now famous for. These are truly “Bucket List” hunts that instantly become annual affairs. Continually creating memories to last a lifetime.
Or beyond, if you choose to record your hunt for posterity with one of our Video Options.
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