I am planning to take my 18 year old on a pheasant hunt this fall for his grad gift. Has anyone on here been down there to do that and could you recommend a location/lodge etc. Thanks.
if you pick up the PLOTS guide every year, you can see the CRP lands getting smaller and smaller.....chickenhunterbob said:I've hunted pheasants since '78 and in the Dakotas since a couple years after, we used to go to North Dakota on Sundays since you could hunt Sunday there but not in Sask, where I lived at the time.
If you are looking for a lodge in SD to parachute in to who will provide you with an all inclusive, I.e.: dogs, birds, lodging, bird cleaning, meals etc, for some number of thousands of dollars I can give a recommendation, I know a guy who breed dogs for a place, send me a PM.
I've always gone it alone or self guided, if you will. If you are interested in that route PM me also, I can give you some tips, I've not ever found it necessary to pay to hunt on a preserve or pay a trespass fee, although I would pay a trespass fee if I had to, but with the amount of hunting and available for free I've never found i tnecessary.
last year in the area I hunt in ND were down somewhat, I thought, and in SD were up, this conflicts with their mailman reports, but it is what it is.
No permission required to hunt on land in ND, land is either posted, or it's not, Nott would be good, but it's pay pay pay, I go just south of the Canada border, and it's getting posted more every year, but still lots of land available.
SD is permission only on private land, but also has more public land, (GPA, WPA, CRP and CREP) in any given county than you could ever hunt in many, many years.