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Unguided South Dakota Pheasant Hunting

Fair Chase

Hunters that come the distances they do from all over the country are obviously concerned about being able to hunt fair chase.  I get asked the question all the time, "Chris do you release pheasants?  My response is alway the same.  "No".  We never have and never will.  My question is: why would anyone want to come to South Dakota to shoot a pen raised pheasant when they can do that much cheaper in their home town area?  The UGUIDE difference is high natural production through well managed habitat, farms and annual pheasant lifecycles.


A frequent request I get from hunters is, "Chris, I have my own dogs, I know how to hunt and I just need a map and some directions and to be left alone to hunt the way I want to hunt".  This also was part of the UGUIDE "Unguided" founding philosophy.  You get a map and tour of the property by the landowner and are left to the challenge of fair chase roosters for the balance of your stay.  You against the roosters. The way it was meant to be.


Many times hunters will ask me, "Chris, will we be combined with any other hunters?  We prefer to hunt with our own group."  From the start, one of the founding principles of this style of hunt was that each group or party had its own style of hunting and own culture and therefore combining groups was never a good idea.  Your land and lodging package is private and exclusive to just your group for that week in the schedule.  You have the whole place to yourselves and we also rest the property on the front end of your hunt.

The Pheasant Camp Experience

Having grown up hunting whitetails in Minnesota and Wisconsin (and pheasants in Iowa for 20 years staying in motels and hunting public), I became introduced to the very special (deer) camp tradition those states hold.  The "Camp" type experience was built into the UGUIDE system by following the principles above.  That translates to your group, your lodging, your land and your special unique experience.  In South Dakota, hunting fair chase pheasants combines all the unpredictable factors that make the experience special and unique like farming, weather, natural production, hunting pressure, dog skills, hunter skills, shooting skills and the journey to get to your destination.  One of the greatest benefits many hunters talk about experiencing while at a UGUIDE Pheasant Camp is "Comaraderie".  I can assure you no where else will the wiley roosters of South Dakota be more challenging and worthy of chase.  Come and experience UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

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