Dakota Pheasant Hunting at its finest!
WILD SOUTH DAKOTA PHEASANTS
& ANSWERS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT OUR FANTASTIC SOUTH DAKOTA PHEASANT HUNTING
& WORLD CLASS WHITETAIL DEER HUNTING!
How can I purchase
my South Dakota pheasant hunting license?
can purchase your non-resident small game hunting license on-line using
Game, Fish & Parks, otherwise, you can purchase any non-resident
small game license at Cabelas retail store in Mitchell, SD or most convenience
stores. Licenses are readily available.
availability, how soon should my group reserve a hunt with Sportsmans Acres
best answer we can give to you is NOW!!!
strongly recommend early reservations. Due to our 90% re-booking rate among
return guests, our prime-season dates can fill early. However, we do have
a substantial number of acres, therefore it is always best to contact one
of our staff to check date availability.
guests of Sportsmans Acres Pheasant Hunts allowed to bring their own hunting
We not only allow it, we encourage it! All we ask is that each dog not
range farther than 30 yards in front of the shooters during your South
Dakota pheasant hunts.
also ask that each dog be fully-controllable using voice commands and/or
dog not able to get along with other dogs in the field and conduct himself
or herself appropriately will be asked to be put in a kennel when you are
in the field with other guests. If this occurrs we make every effort to
make this situation work out for all concerned but we cannot ask other
hunters, even if they are from the same group to put up with unruely gundogs.
all hunts guided at Sportsman's Acres Pheasant Hunts?
All hunts are fully guided by a member of our Pro-Staff Guide Team. This
is a direct benefit to our guests because our staff provides all the necessary
gear and experience that is expected by our guests. Safety is strictly
have older hunters in our group that are unable to walk long distances,
how do they hunt?
course as with any type of hunting, our pheasant hunting operation does
require some mobility on a daily basis, however we do utilize blocking
positions in our fields, that would not require much, if any, walking as
well as utilizing four wheelers.
Sportsmans Acres Pheasant Hunts have airport shuttle services or van rentals
for my group?
We will make sure you are picked up and dropped off at the airport on time.
my hunt, what can we expect as far as bird numbers?
that last 8 years, only a handful of our guests have returned home "with-out"
limiting out every day. Of course, your shooting experience may play a
substantial role in your hunt.
such as practicing at your local sporting clays range is a great idea.
However, you will be amazed at the number of roosters/hens you will see
in one day.
guests tell us they have seen more birds "In One Day" than they have seen
in all the years they have been hunting!
the hunting challenging for an experience wingshooter?
guests shoot more than a box of shellsfor every 3 birds they bag! This
in itself makes a strong statement about our birds, yes they flat out move!
birds are built for speed, and with the constant South Dakota winds, they
are more than a challenge to hunt. The old verbiage about bringing 3 shells
for 3 birds does not work here, period!
will also run into what we call "Bonus Birds" like Sharp-Tailed Grouse
which can make a pheasant look like it is standing still. We also run into
Hungarian Partridge also known as Gray Partridge. You can bag an additional
3 Sharp-Tails and/or Prairie Chickens and 5 Hungarian Partridge per day
as well free of charge on the same license you bought for your pheasant
size shotgun and shells/choke is recommended?
best gun for use would be the 12 gauge for most hunters however, there
are a lot of hunters out there who prefer 16, 20 and even 28 gauge shotguns.
This is fine.
what you are most comfortable with. A well fitting shotgun is more important
any day then the size shot or the gauge of your shotgun.
smaller gauges you may have to let some birds go that are at that "border
line distance" to avoid a large number of crippled birds.
pump, side by side or over-under, whichever your most comfortable using.
gauge shotguns coupled with a modified to full choke (late season), is
premium. The recommended shot size is: #6--#5--#4.
gauge also works well, using 2 thru 4 shot-lead. This seems to work very
well. Please remember these birds are very resilient and extremely capable
of withstanding a shot to the side, so we ask that your guests are prepared
to hunt the most challenging game birds in South Dakota!
you have additional questions please don't hesitate to give us a call or
drop us a line. We would be happy to assist you in any way we possilby