We are looking into a pheasant hunt for 2013. Places we have checked with must be 5 star. Anybody in pheasant country know of a cheaper way to make a good hunt? Not looking for a freebe. Just 2 old dog trainers and a client or 2 looking for a relaxing long weekend. Any help would be appreciated.
No fancy lodge, no flashy rigs - just birds and birds. Been there 15yrs in a row.
Haines Hunting Service - Gregory, SD
My brother and I had a great time at SoDak Pheasant Camp 2 yrs ago. http://sodakpheasants.com/
I couldn't get a spot last year or get away this, but dream about ALL those birds... Iowa got clobbered with ICE 4 and 3 yrs ago and record snow 2 yrs ago, each followed by wet springs. Last winter was mild, but it will be years to recovery. This article (from yesterday): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/us...ml?ref=science doesn't mention the 3 horrible winters & wet springs.
I used to work here, great place and even better people. I heard they raised rates so I don't know prices anymore.
We just got back from an un-guided hunt in SD. 3 people 45 birds in 5 days, and 5 deer in another day and a half. on a mix of private and public land. 3 others there with us left a day earlier with there 4 day limit. if you want to go that way its not that hard and its allot easier to get on private land later in the year and the crowds are mostly gone.
Lon & Mary LaBrie
40942 170th Street
Doland, South Dakota 57436
(605) 635-6938 or
Hunter Information Form or
well established and mostly repeat clients , great habitat and lots of birds and very reasonable price! Prairie Pheasant Hunts.com
Isabel SD, Firesteel Creek Lodge Largest in SD, member of Safari Club International. 5 stand, individual rooms- 3 bar areas, and a massuese on staff. Family owned The shooting Sportsman magazine has been back to this lodge 5 repeat times-no place ever has had a repeat by them! Pheasants, Sharptail grouse and partridge. www.firesteelcreeklodge.com I have been to numerous places is SD along with some of them mentioned above, and none hold a candle to this place.
What's a great vacation cost? You asked for 5 star...
Eddie, have you checked with the Buettner's? I know Larry has gone to a better place, but his boys are still at it.
clearly I wont be setting foot on any of these places. These are considered affordable?
If you want affordable, South Dakota has tons of public land. You will have to work harder, but you can find plenty of places to walk. There are very good maps on the SD GF&P web sites. When I lived in SD, I mostly hunted public land and found lots of pheasants. Book hotel rooms early because they all fill up during hunting season.
Originally Posted by 150class