WELCOME TO PRIME PHEASANT HUNTING
MORE THAN 200,000 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.
100% WILD PHEASANT HUNTS
THE ONLY WAY TO HUNT
Experience classic South Dakota pheasant hunting at its finest. Unlike a pheasant preserve, we do not release tame birds. Instead 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 full and self-guided packages available with lodging for most.
Predator hunting is free and highly encouraged as part of our booked hunts. Help to thin the population is highly appreciated. We can point out prime locations or you can take predators while in the field with your shotgun if the animal is in the open and there are no dogs near. Stand-alone predator hunts can be arranged for the “off season” as well. Please call for details.
SOUTH DAKOTA FISHING
Whether your interest is Walleye, Perch, Bass, Northerns or anything else, we can create a South Dakota fishing package for a trip of a lifetime. With Dennis you’ll have access to top-of-the-line equipment as well.
Rely on our young, eager guides to take you on a successful waterfowl hunt. You’ll be in the hands of men who are diligent, hard-working and ready to do whatever is necessary to get you into the best waterfowl hunting available.
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 is the creation of Focused Outdoor Promotions (Link), of which Focus Outdoors TV is a major component. As a South Dakota native, hunting and fishing is ingrained in 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 largely focused on the Northern Lake Oahe Walleye Tournament Series which he created to benefit the anglers, communities and businesses of the waters of the area.
At Dakota Pheasant Guide we strive to provide our guests exactly the kind of hunting atmosphere that we would want 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 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 truly our lifestyle. We simply will not compromise that, ever. With us you are an integral part of the hunt. Not just some shooter in a line-up that rode to the field in a converted school bus. The old Suburban’s we hunt out of perfectly depict our 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 create memories to last a lifetime.
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