South Dakota Pheasants

Situated in the heart of the Central Flyway, the Cheyenne Ridge North Platte Outpost is quickly becoming recognized as one of the country’s most predictable waterfowl destinations.

Occupying three miles of river bottom and over 5,000 acres of Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters-owned land, the North Platte Outpost invites you to enjoy some of the best waterfowl shooting there is.  With both river frontage and flooded fields, we have open water throughout the season, regardless of the weather.  In addition to an abundance of ducks, large numbers of Canada geese use this as area as staging grounds before heading further south.  Enjoy your passion for duck hunting from the comfort of our heated blinds in the morning, followed in the afternoon by some of the best pheasant and chukar hunting in the Midwest.


Awaken to the sun shining brightly on iridescent cock pheasants feeding in the groomed food plots in front of the Lodge. Grab a cup of freshly made coffee and enjoy a country breakfast fit for king before meeting your guides and hunt manager for your daily safety meeting.

Walk outside to await your guides, dogs and field transportation. Take in the open skies, the endless horizon, and the beauty of the seemingly infinite rolling prairies and you’ll quickly understand what makes people come here from all over the world to pheasant hunt.

Your pheasant hunting experience starts the moment you gather your guns and gear from your private locker and head out on that first morning hunt. Our attentive staff will happily share their knowledge that comes with vast years of experience in this rich land. Accompanied by equally experienced and enthusiastic canines, they ensure that each guest will have the tools to bring back a limit. Unlimited ammunition, Beretta shotguns – in case you forgot yours – and a sky filled with pheasants make Cheyenne Ridge a hunt of a lifetime.

Those of us at Cheyenne Ridge know first-hand the Golden Triangle in South Dakota is everything it is cracked up to be. Its rugged countryside of rolling prairies, pastures, hills and river bluffs flowing into endless meadows and sloughs are teeming with the king of upland birds: the Chinese Ringneck Pheasant.

Cheyenne Ridge is open mid-September through mid-December, at which time we close to avoid the bitter cold and snow that often follows.

With over 25,000 square feet of amenity-filled luxury, Cheyenne Ridge can meet the expectations of the most discerning sporting enthusiasts. Our all-inclusive packages include private, single occupancy accommodations for each guest, all meals, wines and cordials, cigars, use of our five-stand shooting complex, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, and spa. No detail is spared to make you feel at home.

Hunters can fly into the Pierre, South Dakota Regional Airport (PIR) via connections through Denver, CO. Upon arrival, guests will be met by lodge staff and privately transported to the lodge. Personal aircraft can land at Pierre airport  Other regional airports include Sioux Falls, SD which is a three-hour drive to our venue.

The climate in South Dakota can range from extremely hot during the early September season to well below freezing during the winter months. During the prime October and November hunting season, you can expect daytime highs in the 50’s to low 70’s and morning lows in the upper 20’s to mid-40’s.



Our all-inclusive pheasant hunting packages include:

  • Transportation to and from the Pierre, SD regional airport
  • Daily maximum: 20 roosters per day with no overages
  • Fully guided hunts with professional guides and well-trained flushing dogs
  • Bird cleaning and processing (game shipping/smoking is offered at an additional charge)
  • Upland bird hunting license
  • Full use of our spa, steam sauna, jacuzzi and exercise room
  • Theater, library, and our “Game & Game” room

Differentiating Values:

  • Single occupancy lodging with queen beds and private bath
  • All meals and hors d’oeuvres prepared by our award-winning executive chef
  • Paired, vintage wines, premium beers, top shelf liquors, and fine cigars
  • The North Platte Outpost – our waterfowl themed cigar and cognac room with “ice bar”
  • *Beretta semi-auto shotguns at no charge


While we will do our best to prevent this, parties of less than four may be required to hunt with another group. 15% suggested gratuity and sales tax not included in pricing.

To learn more, follow us on Instagram.