Mid-Season – Whitetail, Waterfowl & Pheasant Hunting

The Double P Experience

4 birds per day (3 pheasants and 1 partridge)

Option to shoot extra birds at $40 per bird

Hands down, the finest habitat in South Dakota (created by wildlife biologists)

Guided hunting with trained flushing and pointing dogs

Cleaning and packaging of all game birds

Trap shooting

Lodging and Meals included in all packages

The Harvest

(Oct 20th-Nov 19th, 2017)

Pheasant & Partridge


Archery Whitetail

Per guest Pick One Pick Two Do it all
2 days/3 nights  $1495  $1795 $1995
3 days/4 nights  $1995  $2495 $2795
4 days/5 nights  $2495  $2995 $3395
5 days/6 nights  $2995  $3495 $3995

Non-hunting guests rate $275/day

Guests are welcome to bring their own well-trained dogs

Mid-Season: This period marks the start of the regular 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 Waterfowl Hunting:  Field hunting is the primary method of waterfowl hunting at this time of season. The most commonly harvested duck species when field hunting are mallards.  Other birds harvested at this time include pintails, widgeon, canvasback, redheads, bluebills, buffleheads, speckle bellies, lesser Canada geese (Cackling geese), Ross geese, and blue and white phase snow geese.  Traditionally the best time to waterfowl hunt is Nov 10th-25th in the absence of an early cold, hard freeze.

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 the last fifteen years, since Double P Ranch started offering archery hunts, we have been driven by a commitment to offer 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.  Hunting extra days decreases the chance that warm and windy weather will adversely affect your hunt.  Because we restrict the number of archery hunters, 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 Archery Requests: We ask our guests to shoot at least 130” or larger bucks.  Although we do not have penalty system, guests (excluding first time hunters and youth) who willfully shoot small bucks will not be invited back to the ranch.  We ask guests to take good ethical shots, preferably 30 yards or less.  We encourage our guests to use fixed blade broad heads.  We have witnessed many issues with inadequate penetration using mechanical broad heads over the years.

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