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South Dakota All-Inclusive Duck and Pheasant Hunting Lodge

Pheasant and Waterfowl Outfitters in South Dakota in the Prairie Pothole, Low Middle Plains in the 00Z Waterfowl Unit

The Dakota Prairie Lodge & Resort is an all-inclusive luxury destination for outdoor enthusiasts and specializes in exceptional customer service.  Located in Brule County, South Dakota, the heart of the world’s best wild pheasant hunting, family farming has been our fundamental focus for more than a century.  Our outstanding guides and well-trained dogs are committed to an exciting, safe hunt filled with memories that you can share back home with family and friends.  The Lodge reflects rural architecture and style, promotes local cuisine and encourages appreciation of South Dakota culture.  Depending on what time of year you visit the Lodge, we also offer duck hunting, walleye fishing and prairie dog hunting.

 

Wild Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota

2020 Pheasant Hunting Dates: October 17 to January 3

Our philosophy is that you could probably shoot preserve birds in virtually any other state, but if you’d like to travel to South Dakota, then you should have the real experience of hunting wild pheasants.  See if you can outwit some wily, wild roosters and take home the longest tail feather you’ve ever seen!

All-Inclusive Pheasant Hunting Packages

Check your calendar and pick your dates!  We include lodging, all beverages, meals and snacks, sporting clays, unlimited shells for clays and pheasants, three WILD roosters per day cleaned and vacuum-packed, guides, dogs (welcome to bring your own), field and airport transportation, and a SAFE, private hunt.

  •     Shells and sporting clays included
  •     Three meals per day plus beverages
  •     Luxury accommodations at new lodge
  •     Birds cleaned and vacuum packaged
  •     Well-trained dogs
  •     Lodging for up to 40 guests
  •     SAFE, private, guided hunts
  •     Field and airport transportation

 

The Best of South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Lodges

Providing a first-class lodge and resort to accommodate the hunters is the logical extension of the hunting experience, guaranteed to enhance their enjoyment of South Dakota, encourage camaraderie among the hunting parties, and ensure their frequent return to this amazing state.  The Lodge reflects rural architecture and style, promotes local cuisine and encourages appreciation of South Dakota culture, while containing all the amenities and comforts that guests expect and enjoy.

The vision of the Dakota Prairie Lodge & Resort began long ago after experiencing the thrill of opening day of pheasant hunting for many years, first as a family tradition and later as a more extended endeavor that included guiding groups of hunters.  The orange vests and hats, the sturdy pants for walking through corn stalks and sorghum, the empty shotgun shells, the contest for the longest tail feathers, and the tall tales of amazing shots and unbelievable hits all contribute to the magical aura of pheasant season.

Hunters Can Bring Their Own Dogs

Bringing your best friend to share in your pheasant hunt only enhances the experience. So, of course, we welcome your four-legged companion. Even if your dog is fresh from training, they will learn lots from our guides’ seasoned dogs. They might even surprise you and bring back a bird you thought they’d never find!

 

South Dakota Waterfowl Hunting

All-Inclusive Duck Hunting Packages $800 per person per day

  • Three meals per day plus all beverages and snack
  • Luxury accommodations at new lodge
  • Lodging for up to 40 guests
  • Sporting clays (13 stations)
  • Unlimited shells for hunting and ducks
  • Blinds and decoys
  • Well-trained dogs (may also bring your own)
  • Full access to smoking room, gym, laundry, fire pit and all lodge amenities
  • Hunting and airport transportation
  • SAFE, private, guided hunting expedition

 

South Dakota Duck Limits

Per the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks regulations, the possession limit is three times the daily limit for each species.

  • 6 and comprised of no more than:
  • 5 Mallards (with no  more than 2 hens)
  • 3  caup
  • 3 Wood Ducks
  • 2 Redheads
  • 1 Pintail
  • 2 Canvasbacks
  • 2  Blue-winged teal    (first 16 days of season only)
  • 5 Mergansers  (including no more than 2 hooded)
  • 15 Coots

Please note that waterfowl licenses are obtained by lottery, and we will assist you throughout this process.

As with all our hunting and fishing packages, 50% deposit is required to hold your dates, and your deposit is non-refundable but valid for three years.

 

Waterfowl Hunting in the Prairie Pothole Region

Prairie potholes are depressional wetlands (primarily freshwater marshes) found most often in the Upper Midwest. They are the core of what was once the largest expanse of grassland in the world, the Great Plains of North America. Its name comes from a geological phenomenon that left its mark beginning 10,000 years ago. When the glaciers from the last ice age receded, they left behind millions of shallow depressions that are now wetlands, known as prairie potholes. The potholes are rich in plant and aquatic life, and support significant populations of breeding waterfowl.

Sometimes called the “duck factory” of the Midwest, the prairie pothole region supports more than 50 percent of our nation’s migratory waterfowl. Most prairie potholes themselves are less than an acre in size, little more than depressions in the landscape that fill up with snowmelt and rainfall. Some of these depressional wetlands are present all year long, while others form only after rainfall.

 

South Dakota Low Plains Middle Duck and Goose Hunts

South Dakota is one of the most important duck production areas in North America. Although it is considered a Central Flyway state, South Dakota produces ducks that migrate continent-wide. The portion of South Dakota west of the Missouri River is considered “unglaciated,” so the relatively few wetlands in this area consist mostly of impoundments used to water livestock. The glaciated, eastern part of the state contains some of the highest wetland densities and breeding duck populations in North America.  Kimball, where the Lodge is located, is in the Low Plains Middle region and the 00Z Waterfowl Unit.

 

Prairie Dog Hunting in South Dakota

All-inclusive prairie dog hunting packages and combos:

  • Three meals per day plus beverages
  • Luxury accommodations at new lodge
  • Lodging for up to 40 guests
  • Sporting clays (13 stations)
  • Full access to smoking room, gym,
  • laundry, fire pit and all lodge amenities
  • SAFE, private, guided hunts
  • Field and airport transportation

Prairie dog hunting in South Dakota is so much fun!  With no seasonal restrictions and no daily limits, you can shoot until your gun overheats, switch weapons and keep right on going, all day long!  Dakota Prairie Lodge & Resort partners with local farmers who are thrilled to have help thinning out the prairie dog population as these varmints ruin their fields with hundreds of holes and a network of underground tunnels.  So bring your friends to share in the excitement.  We will provide lodging, all your food and beverages, field transportation, and all the amenities of our new, luxury lodge.

Imagine being out on the wide open prairie under a brilliant blue sky with the bright sunshine lighting up everything in sight, the green grass softly waving in the wind and the soft whisper of a busy bumblebee sucking nectar from a nearby purple pasque flower, the solitude broken occasionally by a loud chirp from a red-breasted robin searching for bugs and worms to feed their babies.  Now peer through your scope a couple hundred yards away and spy small brown heads popping up repeatedly, making the light brown dirt of the softly sloping hill seem to be continuously in motion.  Squeeze the trigger gently and one little varmint bobs up and then drops back down his hole, even while the rest of the nuisance village seems completely unbothered.  Repeat 500 times.

 

Q Wild Pheasant Hunting Packages

All-inclusive WILD pheasant package includes all food and drinks, adult beverages, lodging, sporting clays, three roosters per day cleaned and vacuum packaged, unlimited shells, access to all lodge amenities, guides and dogs (hunters welcome to bring their own dogs too), airport and field transportation, and SAFE, private hunt. Rental guns available.

Q Waterfowl - Duck Hunting Packages

All-inclusive duck hunting package includes all food and drinks, adult beverages, lodging, sporting clays, ducks cleaned and vacuum packaged, unlimited shells, access to all lodge amenities, guides and dogs (hunters welcome to bring their own dogs too), decoys and blinds, airport and field transportation, and SAFE, private hunt. Rental guns available. Licenses are by lottery in July, and we will assist throughout this process. Combo packages available.

Q Varmint - Prairie Dog Hunting Packages

All-inclusive prairie dog hunting package includes all food and drinks, adult beverages, lodging, access to all lodge amenities, airport and field transportation, benches and sunshades, and SAFE, private hunt. Varmint license also allows guests to hunt coyotes.

Q Freshwater Fishing - Walleye and Smallmouth Bass

All-inclusive fishing package includes all food and drinks, adult beverages, lodging, access to all lodge amenities, guides and boats, all fishing supplies, airport and water transportation, fish cleaned and vacuum packaged, and SAFE, private fishing expedition.

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Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Over Dogs
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Shotgun
  • HUNTING LAND:Open Range, Private Lease
  • NUMBER OF ACRES:12,000
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Hunting Lodge
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Migratory Birds, Duck
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  • UPLAND BIRDS:Upland Birds, Pheasant
  • FRESHWATER FISH:Freshwater fish, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye