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SD Pheasant Outlook

Stay up to date with the South Dakota pheasant hunting outlook from Buffalo Butte Lodge.

2015 Pheasant Brood Survey Indicates Pheasant Numbers are up 42 Percent

August 27, 2015 by

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 42 percent increase in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2014. More...

2015 Pheasant Brood Survey Indicates Pheasant Numbers are up 42 Percent

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

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

2012 South Dakota Pheasant Count Up

September 05, 2012 by

PIERRE, South Dakota - Annual August pheasant brood counts in South Dakota indicate that the statewide pheasant population is up from last year, and that should equate to an excellent pheasant season this fall.

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Count Up

Pheasant Populations Looking Good

October 08, 2011 by

Pheasant populations have been reported from the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks as a decline across the state with the harsh winter. However, driving around the ranch at Buffalo Butte Lodge pheasant numbers appear to be good as usual. We are excited for another year of pheasant hunting and look forward to meeting our new groups for 2011. We have a few slots available, so call for availability. More...

Pheasant Populations Looking Good