Planning Your Trip to Buffalo Butte Ranch

Planning Your Trip to Buffalo Butte Ranch

Ready to Experience a Hunt of a Lifetime? Planning a pheasant hunt or shooting trip to Buffalo Butte Ranch should not be hard. To ensure you have a wonderful experience, we have compiled a list of information to help you prepare for your hunt and stay.

Weather

Weather

Be prepared to dress in layers. South Dakota weather can be unpredictable, please take a look at our forecast to help you prepare for your hunting or shooting trip. Click the below link for current Gregory, South Dakota weather information.

Current Weather at Buffalo Butte

Flying

Flying

Buffalo Butte Ranch is located in the "Golden Triangle" a prime pheasant hunting area between Gregory, Winner and Chamberlain. If choosing you are choosing to visit us by air, below are a list of airports to fly into. The nearest commercial airport is located in Pierre, South Dakota.

Commercial

Private

Winner, Gregory and Chamberlain all provide air service for smaller aircraft and all three are about 35 minutes from the lodge. We will meet you at the airport and drive you to the lodge.

  • Winner, SD (Winner Regional Airport) - The Winner city airport located 26 miles from the lodge has two runways with lengths of 2,900 and 4,500 feet. The main runway surface is concrete pavement. Total load bearing capacity is 40,000 pounds contiguous and 60,000 pounds intermittently. The airport has one-hundred octane aircraft fuel and jet fuel available along with maintenance services provided by Western Aviation. Many corporate jets fly in and out of the Winner airport during the hunting season.
  • Chamberlain, SD (Chamberlain Municipal Airport) - I-90 Exit 265, South of Chamberlain Runway surface: 75′ wide, 4300′ long 13/31 Asphalt 13/31 GPS Approach: 18/36 turf (3400 x 150).
  • Gregory, SD (Gregory Municipal Airport) - The asphalt runway is 3800 x 60 ft. and lighted. It is equipped with the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light system to assist landing.
    Driving Directions

    Driving Directions

    Buffalo Butte Ranch is based out of Gregory, South Dakota, in the heart of South Dakota's world-famous wild pheasant hunting country!

    Buffalo Butte Ranch
    33376 Buffalo Butte Road
    Gregory, South Dakota 57533

    • Lat: 43.4547481, Lon: -99.506802
    • If you are driving in late to the lodge, keep a eye out for deer.
    • Click the below link for Google Maps driving directions.

    Driving Directions

    Hunting License

    Hunting License

    Pheasant licenses are available at Cabela's in Mitchell, South Dakota or it's just as easy to purchase online at the lodge. Hunting licenses are available at the State of South Dakota pheasant hunting information website. Every thing you need to know about South Dakota pheasant hunting, news, license info and South Dakota hunting information.

    Pheasant Hunt Gear

    Pheasant Hunt Gear

    There are many items that you should have for your pheasant hunt, below are a few key items that we have found to be useful in planning your hunt.

    • Waterproof hunting jacket
    • Waterproof hunting boots
    • Waterproof pants and canvas front pants
    • Waterproof gloves/shooting gloves
    • Protective Eyewear
    • Blaze orange shooting shirt, vest, or cap
    • Gun: 12 gauge recommended
    • Camera, batteries and film
    • License: You may buy it at the lodge, Cabela's or buy it before you reach your destination

    Pheasant Hunting

    Prairie Dog Hunting Gear

    Prairie Dog Hunting Gear

    Prairie dog hunting is an exciting and challenging event. The last thing you need is to be unprepared. Below are a few items that we have found useful to get you ready for your hunt.

    • Binoculars
    • Sunblock
    • Range finder
    • Spotting scopes
    • Camera, batteries and film
    • Ammo: Any caliber is accepted
    • Rounds: Plan to shoot 200-300 per day
    • Rifle: Any rifle is accepted
    • Benches: We have shooting benches or bring your own
    • License: You may buy it at the lodge, Cabela's or buy it before you reach your destination

    Prairie Dog Hunting

    Fishing Gear

    Fishing Gear

    Fishing on the Missouri River and Francis Case is a great way to get out and enjoy Buffalo Butte when not hunting pheasants. Below are a few of many items to help you make your guided fishing trip at Buffalo Butte more enjoyable and memorable.

    • Camera, batteries and film
    • Waterproof gear in case of bad weather
    • Binoculars
    • Sunblock

    Fishing Trips

    Bringing Your Dog

    Bringing Your Dog

    A dog is a hunter's best friend. That is why here at Buffalo Butte Ranch we welcome you bringing a dog to the lodge provided shots are current. While the dogs are not allowed inside the lodge, we do however have accommodations for them. This will ensure your dog's stay is as comfortable as yours, while your here enjoying your South Dakota Pheasant Hunting trip.

    • Electric Collars and Leash for your dog
    • Dry Dog Food and Bowls to Feed them
    • First Aid Kit for Dogs

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