Testimonials

"Dakota Game Lodge was a great time.  The lodge is nice and clean and has everything you could want.  There was six in our group and there was plenty of room for everyone.  The barn that housed the kennels and game cleaning area was nice, it had sinks, water, cleaning tables, chairs and was also heated.  This was great when you are tired and cold from chasing birds all day, you can take care of the dogs and then clean your birds in warmth.  We found plenty of pheasants and watched a lot of good dog work pinning them down.  The fields we hunted were mostly CRP, food plots and swails and provided cover for a lot of birds.  Steve and his family were great and answered any questions we had.  They came the first morning and walked us through all the land areas that we could hunt.  It was great that we were the only ones on the land during our time there so we could pick and choose where and when we wanted to hunt certain fields. "

 Shawn Nicholson

"During the first part of December, 2018 we booked a hunt with Dakota Game Lodge for a 7 person hunt.  As most of you are aware December is not one of the choice times of the year to book a pheasant hunt but the 7 of us decided it was worth it to try out a new area and lodge for us to hunt at.  We found the accommodations for us and our dogs to be one of the best that we have seen.  Steve’s team got us into areas where birds were plentiful and for a first time hunt with Dakota Game Lodge we rated it as a success."

Ron Pickar

"Can't say enough about the great time we had at the lodge hunting this year. We dealt with Steve and Kris from beginning to end and you couldn't ask for a more honest and straight-forward couple to work with. Everything was as promised. The lodge comfortably held our group of 7 adults and 5 children. Steve and Kris were happy to accommodate our extra last minute guests. The heated kennels were plenty large enough to hold our 5 dogs and temperature maintained at the thermostat setting with ease in the arctic South Dakota climate. We had major truck problems about 20 miles down the road while leaving the lodge on the last day. The transfer case on a pickup went out and it wouldn't move at all. We ended up staying an extra few days in another place that they had available. Steve and Kris literally opened their home to our group and helped us in every way that they could, even going to the extra mile and offering more than we asked for. If you're considering a hunting trip in South Dakota, do yourself a favor and put yourself in good hands with the great group at Dakota Game Lodge."

Brandon Allen

"Brian runs a great hunting experience my son and I have been there twice they do everything they can to get you your birds great lodge also"

Thomas Crutchfield

"I took three of my kids to Bryan's place and we had a great time!"

Warren Schrepfer

"Great Place to stay for birds in SD. Good people!"

John C. Reed

“I rate Dakota Game Lodge with 5 stars.  It is nicely designed and very clean.  It has recent and all the necessary amenities.  Their guide and the Vizslas did a great job of putting us on pheasants. I really enjoyed hunting there and will be going back this year.”

Gene Schamberger

"I have hunted South Dakota pheasants for the last twenty years with four different outfitters.

The last six years have been with Dakota Game Lodge and I will be hunting again with them in 2020.

They run a first class operation.  No problems."

Jon Bugenhagen

"If you are looking to hunt wild South Dakota pheasants, the Dakota Game Lodge is the place to go.  The lodge is set on a quiet piece of land providing very comfortable accommodations for both hunter and dog.  The lodge is well equipped with everything you need once the day is over and the separate heated kennel building gives your dogs a great spot to rest up for the next day.  Access to the DGL’s many fields gives you plenty of opportunity to get a lot of hunting done while not pushing the same field over and over. Steve and his crew are always willing to help out to make your stay the best it can be, but they also give you space to allow you to enjoy your South Dakota hunt to its fullest.  We always look forward to our pheasant hunt at the Dakota Game Lodge!"

Adam Roberts