South Dakota Waterfowl Hunts
Northern Plains Outfitters, Inc. invites you to hunt with the Best! We pride ourselves on top quality South Dakota Waterfowl Hunts throughout beautiful Northeastern South Dakota.
Region & Flyway: Northeast South Dakota has some of the best Waterfowl Hunting anywhere and we invite you to spend some time with the Waterfowl Experts at Northern Plains Outfitters, Inc. You won’t be disappointed.
Decoy Spreads: With our large decoy spreads, we are sure to have the birds well within shooting range for you to bag your limit. The majority of the Hunting is done from Avery and Tanglefree Layout Blinds which are extremely comfortable even in the most harsh conditions.
Season: The season runs from the end of September through early December with the main migration rolling through during the first part of November through Thanksgiving (Depending upon the weather).
License: The license is a Lottery Draw and your application is due to the Game and Fish by July 9th. Contact us for more details and help in filling out the licenses or view more waterfowl license info at the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks website.
***If you are applying for the Waterfowl License, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill out all of the information on the application correctly and completely! If you forget something, or make a mistake, your application is void and you will be unsuccessful in the drawing. If you have Preference Points, apply individually, if you don’t have any Preference Points, apply as a Group. Group Application can take up to 6 applicants. If you have more than 6 hunters, setup 2 Groups. By applying as a Group, if one person in the Group gets drawn, all the people in that Group will get drawn. When filling out the the application, your First Choice should be NRW-00B-86 (Statewide), and your Second Choice should be NRW-00Y-86. Call Shannon if you have questions, 605-380-9971.
WE HAVE AMMO – Federal Ammunition available for purchase on your hunt.
SD WATERFOWL HUNTING
LIMIT PER DAY
WATERFOWL HUNTING OUTFITTER
Northern Plains provides all decoys, blinds, callers, etc. Also provided with our hunts is lodging. Very few South Dakota snow goose operations provide lodging and it is an additional cost to you. We provide lodging and it is included the cost of your hunt when chosen. You can stay in 1 of 5 very nice lodges based on the size of your group. Our comfortable lodging makes your time away from the field very comfortable. By offering lodging, you don’t have to worry about where you are going to stay, how much it is going to cost, is the motel full, etc. We have it covered!
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THE SOUTH DAKOTA WATERFOWL HUNTING EXPERIENCE
Being a draw or lottery system in South Dakota to hunt ducks or geese in the fall, we encourage our hunters to apply for this license. As being located in the Prairie Pothole region of Northeastern South Dakota. Northern Plains Outfitters has some great opportunities to place you in some extrodinary waterfowl hunting. From the sloughs and waterways filled with Gadwell, Widgeon and Teal. To the harvested cornfields full of Mallards and Pintails. Check out some of the best waterfowl mirgrating through the area this fall at Northern Plains Outfitters!
Decoys – The decoys in our spreads are almost exclusively White Rock Decoys as well as Avery Full Bodies as they are the BEST ON THE MARKET! Normally all decoy spreads are setup and ready before your arrival but it if there is an unexpected move we need to make, we appreciate help in resetting the spread.
Blinds – Our blinds are Avery and Tanglefree Layouts. We use only the most comfortable blinds on the market today.
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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*Please have your license prior to arrival of your hunt. Also ensure all dates are correct.
What to Bring on a Waterfowl Hunt
Each hunter is required to have either a face mask or facepaint to take the glare off. Birds will flare off of someone who isn’t wearing a mask or cover up.
The weather varies greatly this time of year. Last year we had days in the 80’s and later that week it dipped down to the 30’s. The best suggestion is to layer your clothing so it is easy to shed if the temperature rises. We also suggest gloves, hats, rubber boots, and even waders. The South Dakota waterfowl hunts can be a very wet, muddy place and you want to stay as dry as possible.
We suggest a 12 Gauge that is capable of shooting 3” and 3 ½” shells. Please plan 2 boxes of shells for each day of your hunt. If you run out or forget shells, we have shells at the lodge that you can purchase for the same price you can get them at Walmart or any other sporting hoods store. The best shot size is 2’s, BB’s, and BBB’s with a decently heavy pellet. Winchester XPert waterfowl loads, with 1 1/8oz. shot doesn’t cut it. We do recommend shooting quality shells. Don’t buy the cheapest shells you can. It is all relative, you can buy cheap shells, that kill less birds, therefore you have to buy more cheap shells or you can buy quality shells, shoot less of them, and kill more birds. It sounds silly but we have proven it over the years.
Snacks in the field
It is possible that you will spend all day in the field and we suggest you pack your lunch, bring snacks, beverages, etc. A continental breakfast is provided by Northern Plains Outfitters, Inc. but nothing for lunch or dinner is provided. Continental Breakfast includes biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, toast, yogurt, fruit, etc. This breakfast is provided at the 10 Gauge Lodge only.