Our family business started out as a family farm by my great grandfather in the early 1900's. After some hard times and bad weather events it was repossessed by the bank. Thanks to hard work and pioneer spirit the farm was bought back by my great grandfather in 1920 and has stayed in the Springer name going on the 5th generation. We don't want Mr. Obama or anyone else for that matter telling me or the generations before me that "You didn't build that" because we sure did and we are proud of that.
The upper Midwest has a reputation for being friendly and helpful and we hope we only add to that tradition. We are truly a "hands on" host and will make every effort we can to see to it that your stay is everything and more than you expected.
With literally tens of thousands of choices out there for pheasant hunting you have to be asking yourself; what is so different about Buffalo Butte Ranch than the rest? We, along with our past guests, think we have something very special here.
Buffalo Butte Lodge is located in the South Central part of South Dakota between the towns of Gregory, Winner, and Chamberlain on the west side of the Missouri river. This area is a mixture of crop and grazing land which is a good combination for pheasants because it offers a good array of feeding and nesting ground. Because of this diversity, our area has always had a high wild pheasant population that seems to flourish. We are located in the best of locations for pheasants. This can be substantiated by the South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks annual pheasant counts. That's where the tag name "Golden Triangle" comes from.
None of our past hunting groups have left without remarking over and over how tranquil and beautiful the area is. From the breathtaking sunsets over the historic buttes to the simplistic beauty of the rolling prairie, your thoughts will return again and again to your stay at Buffalo Butte.
In 2008 while in college our daughter, Karley, met a young cowboy with a broken leg and a mile wide smile. From that first encounter the bond was set. While the leg was broken in a bull ride it didn't heal and was later diagnosed to be cancer. In June of 2010 Karley and the cowboy with the still mile wide smile, Tye, were married. Tye lost his fight with cancer on Nov 15, 2010 at the age of 22.