South Dakota Hunting Testimonials
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to be a South Dakota outfitter. We are even more grateful for the relationships that have formed from providing clients with a true South Dakota experience. Please read through the South Dakota Hunting testimonials below. If you would like to share your own experience – click the links to Facebook or Google to leave us a review.
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Thank you again!
It was a trip of a lifetime! My husband & I took our sons for a well deserved hunting trip & it turned out to be the most memorable trip ever! Both of them harvested a trophy buck & had awesome time! Couldn’t ask for anything more, great guides, great accommodations & great experience! Defiantly will be a return trip to! Thanks to all of you!
Jason Birmingham, Colorado
Dear Shannon, Trent, Jason & Bubba, Wanted to drop you a note to say a big Thank You to all of you. Greg and I had an awesome time at NPO with you boys on our October deer hunt. It is always so cool to get out and meet new friends and get a chance to hunt a different part of the country. You 3 were awesome. Accommodations were #1….Food ready every night when we returned….and a nice comfortable lodge to relax in. Already looking forward to hunting with you next year!
John Ferris - Windsor, MA
Anyone thinking about booking that, “once in a lifetime hunt” will be easily convinced that your operation ranks at the top of the list. For those of us that need to budget a trip like this in between everyday expenses it can become somewhat of a risk because we’ve all experienced the flip side of high expectations. Allow me to wave any doubts you might have, there is no flip side to Northern Plains Outfitters! From the minute you arrive it will meet or exceed all aspects, starting with the comfortable and clean accommodations along with the well prepared and plentiful meals. Then there is the hunting! The well placed but sometimes questionable stands that will always surprise you, the obvious managed herd of mature Whitetail deer, the constant juggling of hunter locations because of your diligent attention to the constant changing winds and weather. The percentage of opportunities presented to your hunters is a true testament to the type of dedication that you and your guides present. To ANYONE thinking about the “once in a lifetime hunt” you will not be disappointed! P.S. I was fortunate to share my hunt with my dad and so you know, I’ve just sent my deposit in for my 7th consecutive season (with my dad)!
Joe Kratzke - Mankato, MN
Shannon, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for providing great late season pheasant hunting. Late season hunting can be a lot of fun but tricky, you and your staff did a fantastic job of being knowledgeable, prepared, and organized so we could have a great experience. There is nothing quite like walking down a corn field with some snow on the ground and pheasants running all over the place. Seeing thousands of pheasants every day is something that is never forgotten. The food and lodging were great. The experience benefited my young retriever as well. Chasing and retrieving birds constantly is invaluable. You guys were great, thanks again!
Jack Downs - Pennsylvania
Shannon, just wanted to thank you guys for the great time I had. You run a top notch operation-first class all the way! When you travel as far as we did without knowing for sure what is waiting, it was a real relief. The lodge and food was fantastic. The cabinets and refrigerators were stocked with anything we could imagine. We lacked nothing during our stay. You all (Shannon, Jason & Trent) worked to get us the shots that we needed to be successful. I will, and already have, recommend you without question. Thanks again.
Gary Greene - East Troy, Wi
Just completed our buffalo and late season wild pheasant combo hunt with your Northern Plains Outfitters. First, I would again like to say thank you for your efforts in making these hunts memorable. The buffalo hunt is something I wanted to do my entire life and your hunt (with Trent) met all my expectations. It was a first class, challenging hunt and the animals were magnificent. I would like to add that Family Pride Processing did a flawless job with the butchering of our animals. As a professional pheasant hunting guide in Wisconsin, I knew a late December bird hunt would be very challenging. Through Jason and Shannon’s expertise, we hunted hard and found and shot our limit of birds both days. There is nothing quite like hunting South Dakota in December……it was a dream fulfilled. I wanted to add that I had a smile on my face when shown our living quarters, way beyond anything we expected, first rate and plenty of room and great food. Again, thank you Shannon, Jason and Trent for making our stay the best it could have been. As a professional guide myself, I know what effort it takes to create a great hunt and all three of you succeeded.
Duane Holmstrom - Georgia
I am one thankful guy, that I got to come to South Dakota for a bird hunt. The hunting was great, but best of all, the folks who made us feel at home with good cooking, good lodging, and friendship from the guy’s and their lovely wives. To all of you, Thank You!
Perry Traylor - Florida
You run a tight ship here. I am very impressed with this experience. Your hospitality was warm and friendly, good food, good everything. I will definitely be back. This was my first Pheasant Hunt, and I am hooked. See ya next year!
Monte Scott - Iowa
Shannon, Trent, Bubba, & Jason, Thank you so much for a Fantastic hunt! Colton and I will forever remember this great time in South Dakota. You guy’s are running a highly professional outfit and I hope you will use me as a reference.
Bryan Buesser - Wisconsin
Thanks for making our trip special! You were very helpful, knowledgeable, fun to hunt with, and just good guy’s to be around. Did I tell you how much fun we had? The trip was 10 times better than I expected, and everything I hoped it would be. Truly top notch, class outfit. All four Buffalo Hunts were awesome. Pheasant hunting was also a Blast! If anyone has never seen 500 pheasants come out of one field, they should. Feel free to use me as a reference, heck give’em my phone number if you want. Thanks!
Dear all, I just want to thank you for this great hunting trip and I will definitely never forget the moment when I shot that big buck with my bow. The atmosphere and the hospitality was wonderful and would recommend to anyone that wants to have a good time and a great hunt.Hopefully we will see you next year and thank you for everything. I do want to give credit to Jeremy and Trent for putting me on the deer and experiencing the hunt of a lifetime
David Olvey - Mississippi
This is my second year hunting with you and the guy’s and I have really enjoyed it. It keeps getting better and better. Plenty of birds, great people, and great hospitality.
Bill Fowlkes - Georgia
This trip was one of the most enjoyable I have ever been on. The highlight was the opportunity to spend time with the “family.” Its hard these days to find a family with the “values” that you all have. I look forward to next year.
Brian Daun - Wisconsin
Thanks for the great hunt. The hospitality was awesome. We were treated as if we were family. The hunting was an experience that none of us will ever forget. Thanks for a great time!
Bryan Buesser - Wisconsin
Thanks for the great hunt. Your hard work made our hunt an experience to remember for a lifetime. The food and hospitality were superior.
Ron & Lean - Wisconsin
Thanks for a wonderful experience-good hunt, good food, good time overall. It doesn’t get any better.
Richard Kalina - Pennsylvania
Just wanted to say thank you for a great hunt. I shot the biggest buck of my life and gained 10 lbs. from all the wonderful food. You run a first class outfit. Good lord willing and the creek don’t rise, I’ll see you next year.
Shannon, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for providing a great late season pheasant hunt. Late season hunting can be a lot of fun but tricky, and your staff did a fantastic job of being knowledgeable, prepared, and organized so we could have a great experience. There is nothing quite like walking down a corn field with some snow on the ground and pheasants running all over the place. Seeing thousands of pheasants every day is something that is never forgotten. The food and lodging were great. The experience benefited my young retriever as well. Chasing and retrieving birds constantly is invaluable. You guys were great, thanks again!
Just wanted to drop you a note in regard to our hunt on November hunt. Our group had a great time, the hospitality, food, guides and dogs are top notch. Over the last ten years my hunting buddie Chuck and I have been looking for all the things it take to make a good hunting spot. I believe we have found it at Northern Plains. Pencil us in for next year. Stay Safe and lets keep in touch about a spring turkey hunt. Thanks again.