Oct 21st to Nov 19th, 2017
Pheasants, Northern Mallards, & Trophy Whitetail Bucks
The Double P Experience
4 birds per day
Option for Additional Birds
Flushing and Pointing Dogs
Well Trained Dogs Welcome
Comfortable Archery Whitetail
Guided Waterfowl Hunting
Finest Habitat in South Dakota
Cleaning, Processing, and Vacuum Packaging of Game
Pheasant Hunting Price Guide
2 days/3 nights
3 days/4 nights
4 days/5 nights
5 days/6 nights
Add Guided Waterfowl Hunting
1 day $200
2 days $350
3 days $500
Add Trophy Whitetail Hunting
3 days $750
6 days $1200
*Groups of 8 or more have exclusive hunting guide
*Exclusive hunting guide for groups of 7 or less is $250/day (subject to availability)
*Non-hunting guest fee $275/day
*All packages subject to 6.0% SD sales tax
*Remaining balances paid with credit card are subject to 3% surcharge
*Deposits of absent guests will not be applied when group size is less than reserved
*Does not include final processing of venison
*Guests are welcome to bring their own well-trained dogs
Mid-Season: This period marks the start of the statewide pheasant season when all pheasant hunting areas of the ranch are open to hunting. As the corn is harvested pheasants and deer seek out the high quality habitat of the ranch. The reclusive South Dakota trophy whitetail bucks become more active during the daylight hours, seeking receptive does. As the weather turns cooler, tens of thousands of migrating ducks and geese settle into the area to feed on scattered corn of the recently harvested fields, and to rest on the many large shallow lakes of the Prairie Coteau.
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting: As corn harvest proceeds, more and more birds seek the shelter of the ranch, resulting in some of the best pheasant hunting of the season. Double P Ranch has the finest and most diverse habitat of any ranch in South Dakota. We has every type of pheasant cover you can find.
South Dakota Waterfowl Hunting: Field hunting becomes the primary method of waterfowl hunting during this period. Visiting the ranch when the seasonal cold fronts start coming thru and you are likely to witness the spectacular beauty of the northern flight. Better yet, start your day by experiencing northern mallards cascade from above into your field of decoys, with gun in hand.
Traditionally the best time to waterfowl hunt is Nov 10th-25th in the absence of a hard freeze. Mallards are the primary birds harvested at this time. Other birds harvested include: pintails, widgeon, canvasback, redheads, bluebills, buffleheads, speckle bellies, lesser Canada geese (Cackling geese), Ross geese, and blue and white phase snow geese.
To hunt waterfowl in South Dakota our guests need to apply for the license by early July. We recommend our guests apply for the 10-day Non-resident waterfowl license for the best chance of a successful draw (75% success w/o a preference point).
South Dakota Archery Whitetail Hunting: For fifteen years Double P Ranch has offered archery hunts, with the aim of offering the highest quality archery whitetail hunt not only in South Dakota, but the entire upper Midwest. We believe we are approaching our goal. We are constantly searching for ways to improve your overall experience. Every year we add new locations and food plots, experiment with seed mixes, and adjust food plot layout/design to increase the quality and comfort of our archery hunts.
For serious archery hunters, we recommend hunting 4-5 days. The wind does blow in South Dakota and when it does deer movement tends to be limited. Extending your stay increases your chances of experiencing one of those “magical days” when all the “big boys” seem to be on their feet. These hunts are limited and in high demand. It’s best to contact us early if you are interested in adding a whitetail hunt during this period. Our guests have harvested trophy whitetails from the last week of October until Nov 25th.
DOUBLE P Ranch Archery Guidelines: We ask our guests to shoot at least 130” (excluding first time hunters and youth) or larger bucks. Although we do not have penalty system, guests who willfully shoot small bucks will not be invited back to the ranch. We ask our guests to take good ethical shots, preferably 30 yards or less. We encourage the use fixed blade broad heads, rather than mechanicals. We have witnessed several penetration issues using mechanical broad heads over the years, resulting in non-recovered deer.