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2015 Prairie Dog Season Update

August 04, 2015 by

Now that we are into the month of August I can now say that our prairie dog season has come to an end for the 2015 season. Normally I could say that at the end of June but this year the prairie dog population was strong enough to allow shooting well into July and even some in August. Our regular shooting dates start in the middle of May and go to the end of June. This is when the pups are typically up and out in full force and provide good shooting. More...

2015 Prairie Dog Season Update

Buffalo Butte Ranch Spring Chick Report

July 14, 2015 by

Hello again from Buffalo Butte Ranch. What a difference a few months can make! We had a relatively dry fall last year followed by a very mild winter once again. With only 10 inches +/- of snow the entire winter, not much moisture was put back into the soil. I’m sure some of you in the East are saying “How could that be?” South Dakota is the land of ice & snow, frozen tundra. Well, we had another very mild winter; temps reached the 70’s in January. More...

Buffalo Butte Ranch Spring Chick Report

Spring Food Plot Planting

June 26, 2015 by

While pheasant hunting or talking about pheasant hunting with anybody the term “food plot” tends to come up often. You can’t talk about surfing without referencing the ocean or mountain climbing without the mountain. Pheasant hunting and “food plots” are no different here in South Dakota. More...

Spring Food Plot Planting

Happy Spring

May 19, 2015 by

Once again winter was fairly mild in this part of South Dakota. We had a few snow events of 5” + - but nothing news worthy. Of course we had cold temps and wind but if you have spent much time in SD you should expect that. All the pheasants and prairie dogs came through in great shape. More...

Happy Spring

2015 Spring Planting

May 13, 2015 by

Each fall the hunters arrive to hunt our plentiful pheasant population while pushing strips of milo and corn. One would think that the preparation for these hunting groups would consist of stocking the pantry, mowing the lawns, cleaning the lodge, etc. But the actual real prepping for the hunting groups takes place in the spring. After the winter has come and gone, leaving only brown, dead, and barren fields in its wake, we must break out all the equipment from the machinery sheds and put them to work in the fields. It’s planting season! More...

2015 Spring Planting