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Dakota Hills Private Shooting Preserve offers you the wingshooting experience of a lifetime. We offer some of the finest Upland Game hunting in the world with a 95% repeat clientele.  Our Hunts are an all inclusive offering!

For 3 full days of hunting, and 4 nights lodging, our experienced guides and well trained dogs will take you on the hunt of a lifetime. Our hunts are all-inclusive with no hidden fees. Includes lodging, 3 western cuisine meals per day, open bar, all your shells, clay targets, hunting licenses, transportation to and from the airport and 21 birds (mix or match Pheasant, Chukar Partridge, Hungarian Partridge, and Sharptail Grouse when in season). Your birds are processed and vacuum packed, and sent home in a 48 qt cooler.

Established in 1988, Dakota Hills was the first lodge to be endorsed by ORVIS in the State of South Dakota, and the second lodge for endorsement in the United States, meeting their stringent criteria. We're located in the "Banana Belt" of South Dakota - notable for it's mild winters and temperate climate.

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A picture taken of a January Hunt with Light Snow Cover

Dakota Hills is home to an enormous population of wild birds -- we do not shoot any hens, as this is considered our nesting crop for the next year.

A unique thing about Dakota Hills is the vast variety of upland game, giving you the opportunity to bag seven (7) species, including Chinese Ringneck Pheasant, Hungarian Partridge, Chukar Partridge, Sharptail Grouse (when in season), Snipe, Dove, and Bobwhite Quail -- all in one day.

All of the shooting here is done over highly trained labs and German shorthair pointers along with Tom Lauing himself and his professional guides, assuring you a safe and enjoyable wingshooting experience of a lifetime.

At Dakota Hills Private Shooting Preserve we believe in a "Pheasant Hunt" not a "pheasant shoot". We deliver all amenities at no extra charge. At Dakota hills you can expect a quality hunt  - not an itemized bill.


Manager and operator, Tom Lauing, plants extensive acreage in milo, sudan grass and corn, intensely farmed and irrigated solely for the production of optimum habitat for the upland game.

Tom leaves these crops unharvested until late season, cutting strips that are easily hunted.

To talk with Tom or his wife, Laurie, please feel free to call our toll free number day or night at 800-622-3603 or e-mail us at  dakhills@gwtc.net.


Come Enjoy
the South Dakota Experience of a Lifetime!!


Dakota Hills has 6500 acres, all of which are devoted entirely to the creation of the ideal bird habitat and conditions. Other places advertise huge acreages, but devote only a small fraction of it to the pheasant habitat and hunting.

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