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Meet The Buffalo Butte Ranch Staff
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Meet The Buffalo Butte Ranch Staff

The Springers of Gregory, SD

The Owners

Welcome to Buffalo Butte Ranch! We are located just north of Gregory South Dakota and welcome you to join our family owned and operated Buffalo Butte Ranch for a first class South Dakota pheasant hunting trip of a lifetime. We look forward to the opportunity to host and hunt with your group.

Thanks for visiting our website,

Marshall & Colleen Springer - Dillon & Rachel Springer
Owners & Your Hosts

Buffalo Butte Staff - Steve

Steve Kayser

Steve Kayser has been with the Buffalo Butte family since 2006. He met the Springers through a mutual hunting friend, Kevin. He is from Salem, SD and now lives outside of Crooks, SD (near Sioux Falls) with his wife, Pat. He has 3 hunting dogs: Ace, Duece and Tre. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and spending time with grandkids.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Brian

Brian Ward

Brian Ward has been with the Buffalo Butte family since 2014. Met the Springers at a sport show in the late 90's.  He is from Burke, SD and now lives outside of Chamberlain, SD with his wife, Brenda. He has 7 hunting dogs- Labs: Sophie, Harley, Ruby and Sammie.  German Shorthairs: Captain, Clara, and Stella. Brian is a full time fishing guide in the summer and does construction/finishing work in the winter.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Brandon

Brandon Arizmendis

Brandon is a part-time guide for Buffalo Butte. Brandon and his two dogs, Ranger and Red, have added more guide power to our operation. Brandon started guiding for us after he married our daughter in 2013. Brandon is an avid hunter and fisherman. He also guides fishermen for us in the summer. When Brandon is not guiding for us he is working for his father who owns a backhoe business in Gregory, Brandon and Karley have a daughter, Breckyn.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Natalie

Natalie Kolbe

Natalie Kolbe grew up in Dixon, SD (population 9) and then moved to Rapid City & Sioux Falls after high school for 27 years before moving back home in 2012. Natalie lives on her grandparents farm and has a little 'hobby farm' of her own. Natalie grew up 2 miles from Marshall Springer and was best friends with his younger sister and used to spend many days and nights in the house Dillon & Rachel now live in. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and working in her shop. Never ask what kind of varmints she has in her freezer, nor do you want to ask what she does with the frozen varmints.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Cheryl

Cheryl Sperl

Cheryl is a part-time employee for Buffalo Butte and has been with us since the fall of 2007. Cheryl is a busy mother of 2, grandmother of 3 and editor of our local Gregory Times Advocate newspaper. Cheryl has been a great asset to our lodge and with her experience she is very versatile and competent in the jobs we give her.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Lisa

Lisa Mikkelsen

Lisa is a part-time employee for Buffalo Butte and has been with us since the fall of 2008. Lisa is a busy mother of 2, grandmother of 4, and local hair dresser. Lisa owns her own shop and has been known to bring her shears and trim up the guides on occasion. Lisa is a great asset to Buffalo Butte. Lisa helps clean and cook.

Buffalo Butte Staff - Karley

Karley Arizmendis

Karley is a part-time worker for the Buffalo Butte Lodge. Karley has been with us since the beginning as Karley is our daughter! Karley and her husband Brandon (a part-time guide) fill in on the weekends and other times if needed. It takes a “family” to run a family operation and Karley fits that description. Karley is a busy mother and also has a full-time job as a pharmacy tech. Brandon and Karley have a daughter, Breckyn (you may occasionally get to see her).

Brenda Ward

Brenda is a part-time worker for Buffalo Butte, working most weekends.  Brenda was born and raised in the Burke area. She and her husband Brian, who is also a guide at Buffalo Butte Ranch, live in Chamberlain where she works as a Physical Therapist.  When Brenda is not working her other jobs, she is Brian's right hand in helping take care of their hunting dogs! Brenda is a great asset to Buffalo Butte and steps in where ever she is needed!!  Thanks to Brenda for "filling in the cracks".

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