South Dakota Pheasant Hunts

SD Pheasant Hunts at Northern Plains Outfitters

You may of just found the best outfitter for your next South Dakota pheasant hunt! Located in the heart of some of the best pheasant hunting in the world, Northern Plains Outfitters is situated on over 25,000 acres of prime pheasant hunting habitat in South Dakota. Just a short drive south of Aberdeen, South Dakota, we have the opportunity to provide these hunters with our all-inclusive pheasant hunting packages. Packages that are tailored to a wide variety hunters or groups, ensuring you will experience a hunt of a lifetime. From small family and friend hunts, to the corporate hunting outings, we have it all!

With our highly trained guides and dogs, we will hunt some of the best grass fields, CRP, sloughs, tree lines and food plots known to the area. Our staff is available at all times to make your South Dakota pheasant hunt experience as comfortable and memorable as possible. The Midwestern style cooking is homemade, and the people are friendly.  We guarantee you will leave with a cooler full of pheasants and a smile on your face.

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    Hunting Opportunities at Northern Plains

    Some of the acreage at Northern Plains Outfitters is situated on a preserve, which means we have the opportunity to run longer hunting seasons than most lodges or outfitters in the region. Our season begins in September and will run all the way through the month of March. Giving pheasant hunters the most opportunities to chase pheasants. Take a moment and view our different hunting packages below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime. We would love to hear from you.

    WE HAVE AMMO – Federal Ammunition available for purchase on your hunt. We also have G Force loaner shotguns available for use if you do not feel like flying with your gun!



    per day

    • Price is per hunter – per day
    • Hunters arrive after 3:00pm day before hunt
    • Departure after the hunt on last day unless arranged


    Wild – October 15, 2023 – January 31, 2024
    CSA – September – March
    3 Daily Bird Limit


    • Guides & Dogs
    • Pheasant Hunt (3 Roosters – SD Daily Limit)
    • Sporting Clays
    • Lodging & Meals (1 Night – 1 Day)
    • Satellite TV – Wireless Internet

    Not Included:

    • License
    • Shotgun Shells
    • Cleaning and Packaging Birds (additional cost)
    • South Dakota State Sales Tax
    • Staff Gratuities

    *Non-shooting guest rate $200/per night
    *To secure your hunt dates Northern Plains Outfitters requires a 50% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable.

    Regular Season Pheasant Hunts

    The South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks, of pheasant earmark Aberdeen and Redfield as one of the best areas for a South Dakota pheasant hunt. We are located right in the middle of “Pheasant Central” with reports that there are greater than 200 pheasants per square mile where we are located.

    The Season begins on opening day in October and runs through the end of November. The first week of the season, hunting starts at noon for the first 7 days of the season and then opens at 10am thereafter. We hunt 25,000 acres of prime pheasant habitat which insures minimal hunting pressure on the pheasants. You will be hunting CRP fields, food plots, corn fields, cattail sloughs, shelterbelts, and native grass fields. With this many acres, you don’t have to worry whether you will hunt the same walk twice during your stay. Rest assured, you will not be hunting heavily pressured fields as we manage our hunting land very carefully. Day time temperatures this time of year can range greatly each day so it is important to bring the proper hunting gear. Expect temperatures to vary from 10 degrees to 60 degrees during your stay.

    Early Season Pheasant Hunts

    We offer early season pheasant hunts that start September and run through to the start of opening pheasant hunting season in October. We hunt 2,560 acres of perfectly managed pheasant habitat which includes CRP fields, corn/sorghum food plots, shelterbelts, and native grass walks. This time of year provides warmer temperatures, more time in the field, increased limits, less expensive licensing, and a less expensive hunt. We also offer great discounts for youth hunters this time of year. This is a very popular time for smaller corporate groups to hunt, along with introducing new hunters to the sport. Our early season hunts are also a great time for veteran hunters to come in. Many times the weather conditions that you may encounter during the regular and late season hunts can be more demanding.

    Late Season Pheasant Hunts

    Our late season South Dakota pheasant hunts begin in December and runs through the end of March. Temperatures and weather conditions are more demanding this time of year but the pheasants are considerably more concentrated and it is not uncommon to see as many as 1,000 birds each day of your hunt. You will be hunting CRP, food plots, cattail sloughs, shelter-belts, etc. If you can handle the weather conditions, this time of year offers some of the best hunting you will see anywhere! proper hunt execution is the key this time of year as the birds are very “Wily” and can provide a very challenging hunt. Bring your cold weather gear and 3 inch shells for these hunts.

    Corporate Group Hunts

    Corporate pheasant hunts at Northern Plains Outfitters are very popular. Nothing builds a stronger corporate infrastructure like a South Dakota pheasant retreat. Whether you are building relationships within your company or trying to strengthen relationships with valued customers, a corporate pheasant hunt with Northern Plains Outfitters is the perfect place to do it. We can accommodate all of your needs.


    We chose Northern Plains for a pheasant hunt for myself, father, and brother we were extremely glad we did. Shannon has an excellent lodge with great staff, accommodations and fabulous food. Todd our guide and sweetheart Libby the lab did a wonderful job putting us on birds and getting our limits of birds. Surprisingly the whole hunt we barely saw any other hunters felt like it was our own private experience. If you are looking for a place for hunting in South Dakota there is only one choice Northern Plains Outfitters.

    Thanks again!” –  Joel

    Will Davis
    Will Davis
    22:23 29 Dec 23
    Northern Plains Outfitters is top notch. I have hunted with many outfitters all over the nation and have to say Shannon and his guides are amount the best we have hunted with. I highly recommend you come check them out if you get the opportunity to.
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