AAA SOUTH DAKOTA PHEASANT HUNTING,
our pheasant hunting
speaks for itself.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
do I purchase my pheasant hunting license? What
is the cost?
2. How soon should my group reserve a hunt with AAA South Dakota Pheasant Hunting?
3. Can I bring my own hunting dogs?
4. What dates does AAA South Dakota Pheasant Hunting have available for this season?
5. Our group enjoys late season hunting, is late season a good time to hunt?
6. Are all hunts guided?
7. Do the guides shoot at any time during the hunt?
8. What about the guides, what are their qualifications? Are they professional?
9. What breed of hunting dog does AAA South Dakota Pheasant Hunting use? How many?
10. Do you offer additional upland game birds to shoot, besides pheasant?
11. What type of cover and habitat do you hunt in?
12. How long does it take to get to the hunting properties from the hotel?
13. How safe is the hunt?
14. Do I have to where blaze orange during the hunt?
15. What type of shotgun is recommended?
shell size? Do I have to use non-toxic?
17. Where is the closest restaurant for breakfast or an evening steak with cocktail?
18. Do you have a full time bird processor? Cost per bird?
19. If I bring a non-shooting guest, what is the cost?
20. Does the hotel lodging allow hunting dogs in the room?
21. Is there a sporting clays range nearby?
22. Does our group need a rental vehicle if we are flying?
23. I may want to have a bird mounted, is there a certified taxidermist available?
24. How far is Mitchell, SD from the nearest major airport?
25. Our group needs airport shuttle service, round trip. What is the cost?
26. I am planning a corporate group hunt; do you offer
an all inclusive package for large groups? What is the cost?
27. When is the best month to come pheasant hunting, in order to get the best hunt possible for my group?
Dakota non-resident licenses are available over the
counter at most sporting goods and convenience stores
such as Cabela’s store in Mitchell, SD. The SD Game,
Fish and Parks department has an option of a on-line
license through their web-site at
cost of a non-resident small game license is around $105.00
for a fall hunt with AAA South Dakota Pheasant Hunting
should be done quickly. Our high percentage of return
hunting guests reserve 11-12 months in advance.
encourage you to bring your hunting dog(s) for an
upland experience they will never forget. However,
we ask that the dog(s) be well mannered with voice
commands while in-field, and not range excessively.
Our Labrador retrievers range is 20-30 yards. Training
aids are encouraged.
dates are better discussed via the telephone. We
may, and on occasion do, employ additional guides
and dogs, during peak hunting months. With our tremendous
acre size, (15,000+) we are able to take several
different groups to different pheasant hunting locations.
It is always best to telephone or e-mail our staff,
with any specific dates of preference.
late season hunting is extremely action packed, and
we see large concentrations of birds in each area
we hunt. Hunting habitat largely consists of CRP
food plots, sloughs, shelter belts, and wide creek
beds. Most of the crop is gone by this time, which
concentrates the pheasant’s into thicker habitat
areas. We plan for this by planting areas specifically
for late season hunting. If the cold weather does
not bother you, it is a terrific time to plan a hunt.
all of our hunts are guided. We do not offer an un-guided
hunt. We assign our members of Team AAA Pro-Guides
staff depending on the number of hunters in each
not, our policy is that our guides accompany guests’
in-field, with-out gun. Unlike other SD hunting operations,
we believe that this is your hunt to enjoy!
AAA Pro-Guide staff is a seasonal team of highly
qualified guides, with exceptional dogs. Our guides
have seen countless days a field, and are well organized
to keep your hunt safe and under control at all times.
Most guests take advantage of our guide’s knowledge,
since they know where the “honey holes” are located,
and how to hunt them!
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting takes great pride in
utilizing professionally trained Labrador retrievers
during our hunts. These dogs stem from FC/NFC/CFC
pedigrees. Not only are they experts a field, they
work extremely well with other dogs. Our guides may
use additional dogs such as the pointing breeds.
grouse, prairie chickens, and partridge have all
been taken in our fields, although they are not in
numbers like the pheasant. They should be considered
an extra bonus during the hunt, not expected.
and cover varies because of the vast amounts of acreage
we hunt. You name it, we hunt it! We rotate areas
through-out the day to keep the pressure off the
birds, and enable our guests a variety of different
habitats to hunt on.
drive from your hotel to the hunting land is usually
no more than 20 minutes one way.
is extremely important to us, and a safety discussion
is held the morning of the first day of hunting for
your group. We have a safety program that all guests
are instructed to follow during their stay. The meeting
is 15-20 minutes in length, and mandatory.
state law does not require blaze orange in the field,
however, our company policy does require a minimum
of a blaze orange cap. Safety glasses are also recommended.
12 or 20 gauge shotgun is recommended. The 12 gauges,
semi-automatic or pump seems to be the preferred
choice. Using this model allows for the multiple,
quick shots that we are famous for! We also recommend
bringing an extra shotgun, if available.
In a 12 gauge shotgun, shells must be 2 ¾ in, 4-5-6 shot.
Using a 20 gauge does require a 3 inch shell, with heavy
shot and powder. Our pheasant hunts do not require steel
or non-toxic at any time.
sponsor hotel is conveniently located with-in blocks
from many restaurants, and fabulous steakhouses.
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting has a full time bird
processor on duty after the hunt. They are located
adjacent to your hotel. Bird fees are $3 per bird
(+ tax), cleaned, packaged, stored, and frozen until
departure. We will also help arrange shipping if
your group is flying a commercial airline. We do
not offer a bird cleaning station of any kind.
guests’ fee in-field during the hunt is $100.00 per
day, plus sales tax.
dogs are allowed in select areas of our sponsor hotel
off-site, independent sporting clays course is available
with-in minutes from your hotel lodging. Reservations
are required in advance to reserve the course.
rental vehicles are available, with advance notice
and reservations at any major car rental agency.
We do not provide transportation, other than during
your hunt, from field to field.
do have a local taxidermist available. He will mount
your bird, per your specifications, and then ship
it directly to your house.
is located directly off Interstate I-90, Exit 332,
and 1 hour west of our largest commercial airport
in Sioux Falls, SD.
service from Sioux Falls airport can be arranged,
round trip. Costs are dependant on group size. Please
call or e-mail our staff for a group rate.
5 star all inclusive packages can be arranged for
groups of 15 or larger. Please call or e-mail our
staff for a corporate rate.
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting offer’s outstanding
wild pheasant hunting at any time during the regular
pheasant hunting season. We fill daily limits of
3 roosters, per hunter even during late December,
when most SD hunting operations have closed for the
season! In short, there is no bad month to reserve