Prime Pheasant Country in SD
With Dakota Pheasant Guide you will be taking part in a true fair chase hunt to harvest Wild Pheasants. Our hunts are conducted just the way we learned from our fathers as we grew up hunting here in Spink County, SD. The heart of Pheasant Country. The Rooster Revolution began right here with the first successful release of Chinese Ringneck Pheasants taking place in 1908, just North of Redfield, SD. Our County Seat the undisputed Pheasant Capitol of the World. We have exclusive access to this exact property and have been hunting it for years. We consider our operation to be old school cool. Meaning, no riding to the field in converted school buses and then lined up for a “march and shoot” ordeal with pen raised birds over pretentious dogs. Or, or any of the other quite frankly, silly fanfare involved with most commercial hunting operations. Our dogs-pointing and flushing-are reared, raised and trained in very fields we hunt. They work hard for a living…just like we do.
The hunting land for this year looks especially promising as the drought is now completely over. We received a large amount of moisture last Fall and our Winter was extremely mild. As a result, the birds encountered no stress and ended up in perfect breeding condition. We have had timely rains this Spring and the cover is good as it has been in years. Early scouting has revealed nests with a dozen or more eggs and large broods can be expected. With more than plentiful insect hatches, the chicks will be off to a fast start with the abundance of readily available protein. We are encouraged and excited for what is shaping up to be one of the best seasons in recent history. As usual, we are continually expanding and adding acres for our Self and Fully Guided guests to enjoy. Take a look at one of our recent blog posts to learn why this area of the country is one of the best places for pheasant hunting.
"Dennis has access to enough incredible pheasant habitat to ensure there are plenty of pheasants and they aren’t over pressured. In true South Dakota style, he runs a large number of dogs-both pointing and flushing-that work together as a team to put the birds up and quickly bring them to hand. You have to participate in one of these hunts in order to truly appreciate the experience."
– Larry Rencken, Vice President of Sales for Raymarine
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Land
We have unlimited rights on over 200,000 of acres of private land with high quality habitat for the exclusive use of our guests. Roughly half of this is allocated for our Self-Guided hunters. Please note that some of the Self-Guided properties even have Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Prairie Chickens and Hungarian Partridge. Seasons run concurrent with Pheasant and your Small Game license is valid for all. Thus providing even more opportunities for our guests.