We have a minimum group size requirement of at least 4 hunters. The fields are large, and we can accommodate groups of 4-20. There is no minimum stay requirement, but most groups book 3-4 days.
Our 2020 guided hunting rates are as follows:
$450 per person, plus 6% state tax for groups of 4 or more. Our rates include knowledgeable and experienced local guides, well trained dogs and we provide a lunch, either a field lunch or a hot lunch at local restaurants, hunters choice. We use hard working, flushing Labs for the dog work. You are welcome to bring your own gun dog as well.
Tipping our guides is at the discretion of the hunter. Our guides work hard and very much appreciate a tip for a good hunt. Past hunters have asked us to provide some guidance on tips. A tip of $50 per day, per hunter, is a suggested tip. Some groups do more and some do less. Tipping is totally at the discretion of the hunter.
A non-resident license costs $129 and is good for two 5-day periods designated at the time of purchase. Non-resident licenses are easily obtained on line at gfp.sd.gov/ or at many local dealers in the state. Youth hunters under 16 need to have their hunter safety card or a license from a prior year in their home state to get a license.
Professional cleaning and storage services are available in Pierre. The bird cleaners charge about $3.50 per bird, and they will clean, skin or pluck, and freeze your birds until your departure. They will also smoke pheasants and ship your birds to your home.
We recommend that hunters stay in Pierre. We have special negotiated reduced rates for our hunters at several excellent hotels in Pierre and Ft. Pierre. There are a number of good restaurants that provide great western ambiance and good food. When you book a hunt, we will provide you with a detailed information packet containing listings and other information about local lodging, restaurants, air transportation, car rental, licenses, gear, etc. There are many options and price ranges for lodging. If you prefer more eating options, we recommend that hunters stay in Pierre rather than Presho, unless you don’t mind the somewhat “spartan” lodging and limited eating opportunities in Presho (pop. 500). Our farm is located near Presho (5 miles west) and approximately 35 miles south of Pierre and 35 miles west of Chamberlain.