Testimonials & Customer Comments

Testimonials & Customer Comments

Buffalo Butte Ranch is a South Dakota pheasant hunting and prairie dog hunting outfitter in Gregory County South Dakota.

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Dan Brown

Dan Brown

5 Times Since 2013

I've been bringing several customers and friends out to Buffalo Butte almost every year since 2013. The first hunt blew us away - beautiful land, warm and gracious hosts, great guides and dogs, we simply could not have asked for a better time. each time we return we feel like family, get fed way too much food (just like family) and have a memory making hunt. For the customers we bring the hunt is a hunt of a lifetime, many end up booking trips with their friends and family too. we plan on many returns and I've got my kids and wife ready to book a family hunt in the coming year or two.

Mark and Mike from PA

June 2018

Wow!, what a great experience. The entire Springer family treats you like one of their own. The food and amenities are outstanding. My son and I had a great time hunting prairie dogs for 2 days, can't wait to get back next year. Bring your guns and ammo, they take care of everything else.




John Swart

Fall 2017 - Finksburg MD

We had a group of 10 for a two day hunt and one word sums up our experience (Awesome). Marshall , Colleen and their staff did and excellent job. Great hospitality, food and of course the pheasant hunting. We are planning on coming back next year. I would highly recommend Buffalo Butte to any one looking for a first class pheasant hunting experience.

B.C. Cannon/McConnell Team

Fall 2016 - Upstate, SC

Dillon, What an awesome trip! You and your family, the guides, the staff,(and the Pheasant) were outstanding hosts for our group. We were all so impressed by your attention to every detail and service. We all felt like part of the family at your ranch. We look forward to many years of hunting with your team. OUTSTANDING! B.C. Cannon PS Best rib-eye ever!!!


July 2016

Our group of 5 had a fantastic experience last week hunting Prairie Dogs outfitted by Buffalo Butte Ranch. The accommodations were first class, the food was home cooked and delicious and the family that runs the place were friendly and extremely hospitable. You might find a less expensive outfitter for hunting, but you won't find one that is nearly as good. We used 3 of their 9 shooting ranges to sight in on day 1, they dropped us off leaving us with their vehicle and packed lunches for the day plus a solid shooting stand for each of us and they even have a gun cleaning room to clean up your weapons at the end of the day. This probably sounds more like a commercial than a testimonial, but Buffalo Butte Ranch was a great experience for our group of 5.

Allen S. from Twin Cities

Knutson Construction

Knutson Construction

Fall 2014 - Rochester, MN

Top Shelf! There is nothing better than the Buffalo Butte expereince. The hunting, lodging, hospitality, food and staff is nothing short of spectacular. Marshall, Colleen, Dillon, and staff know how to make it a great experience. Our group has had the pleasure of coming out here for the past two seasons and we will be coming back again. I highly recommned Buffalo Butte to those looking for a great South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Experience.

Scott and Zach M.

summer 2104 - Chanhassen MN

Me and my 12yr old son just spent 4 days at the Ranch and had an amazing time. The facility is a 10+ as is the staff and service. They went out of their way to make our stay something to remember. There were so many things to do - we shot clays at the trap range, practiced with our rifles on the 100 - 300yd range, shot at the long distance range, and Marshall "the owner" even took the time to set up the pistol range for me to practice some multi target shooting. The prairie dog shooting was excellent and you can shoot up close or from over 1,000 yards. Oh and I can't forget to mention the food. I won't be eating that good until I go back for another trip. Thanks for everything. Scott and Zach

Hawkins Lease Service

Hawkins Lease Service

Fall 2013 - Houston, TX

I had been on a pheasant hunt in the area and had a great time, so when my Dad had returned from a hunt last year and raved about how much nicer and professional the experience at Buffalo Butte was, I found it hard to believe. I just returned from a hunt at Buffalo Butte. I was accompanied by my dad and several customers and I understand now, what he was trying to explain. The Springer's and their staff go above and beyond to make every moment of your time in South Dakota the best it could possibly be. The birds are plentiful, the land, and the scenery are 1st rate. The lodge and the food are a step above. The entire operation is a mixture of the right place, the right people, with attentive, hardworking, and friendly attitudes. Our customers had a great time and I would like the Springer's and their staff to know how impressed that I am with the experience they create for their guests. Thank you for the memorable time and successful hunt.

Regards, Will Hawkins

Larry and Sherry Richards

Larry and Sherry Richards

Hello Marshall and Colleen: Larry and I are looking foward to returning to Buffalo Butte this fall. We both thoroughly enjoyed our pheasant hunting experience last year. I wasn't sure what to expect, going as a non-hunter, but walking the fields and just enjoying nature was wonderful. I loved our cabin and having all our meals prepared for us at the main lodge. What a treat! We hope to see you at the NRA show in St. Louis this spring. Sincerely, Sherry (and Larry) Richards

Ted's Group

Thayer Bigelow

I had the best introduction to South Dakota pheasant hunting with Ted's group. Everything was better than I could have imagined. Great hunting, great guides, great dogs, great ambiance, great food and drink, great hosts, great staff. Hope to come back very year with son-in-laws in tow. Best Thayer

2010 Oklahoma Group

Oklahoma Group

Marshall & Colleen, You all ONCE AGAIN rolled out the red carpet and ensured that we ALL had an amazing time both in the fields and back at the lodge! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and I think we again had MANY satisfied hunters - THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR ALL THAT YOU DID to make our Pheasants 2010 outing the BEST YET! On behalf of our entire team we wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and all the best for 2011! Please let us know if we can help with any additional networking for next year! Be well! Chip - Tulsa, OK

Marshall, Colleen and the Buffalo Butte Ranch Team, I just wanted to thank you for a great time.  I am fairly new to the sport and this was my first pheasant hunt.  I have to admit that I was a little intimidated before I started because I just didn’t know what to expect.  You and your team did a great job of getting me comfortable and putting me in a great position to be successful.  It was truly a awesome experience and the hunting was spectacular.  It was great to hear the more experienced hunters just marvel at the number of birds that we were able to see.  While the hunting was superb, it was that overall atmosphere and the hospitality that made it so special.  You have a great organization and I am glad that I got to experience it.  I hope you guys have a great holiday season and I agree with your website that end of the season hunts are the best. Sincerely, Dave H. - Tulsa, OK

2010 Colorado Group

Colorado Group

We arrived home safely to the white Rocky Mountains. It rained most of the way home and snowed in the high country. I guess it really is fall. We all had a wonderful time and felt right at home with both of you and all of your crew. The food was wonderful as was the hunting and hospitality. Buffalo Butte Ranch is a beautiful place and you certainly have bragging rights. We look forward to getting together again with all of you to chase the pretty birds. We hope you have a very successful season. - Bill, Steve, John, Jeff & Dale, Colorado Springs, CO

Marshall, Thought I would share these photos with you. Thanks again for the memories. I'm still living the experience in my mind. UNBELIEVABLE HUNT!!!! Jeff, Colorado Springs, CO

Steve E

My second trip here has been as good or better than last year. The hospitality and food are beyond any expectation! I'll be back if possible next year. You have treated us like family. Thanks, Steve E. Springfield, MO

Ted R

Marshall & Colleen: This has been a very special hunt for David and myself. Great hunting, wonderful food and magnificent hospitality. Thanks. We will see you next year. Very Sincerely, Ted R. SC

Allen B

Marshall & Colleen are the ultimate hosts. The location, the food, the hunting, the dogs, everything added up to a fantastic trip. See you again next year. Allen B. CA

Matt H

Marshall & Colleen made the experience of hunting much more than we expected. They made us sincerely feel at home. The location and hunting were great but the hospitality they gave us was without compare. You are awesome!! Hopefully the Good Lord will bless you folks for many years to come. Matt H. AR

2008 Wisconsin Group

Jered R

The hunting is only superceded by your family and staff. If only you could shoot for me then this would be a sterling visit. Jered R. WI

I have hunted for over 35 years and your pheasant hunting, your terrain, and the way you manage your game deserves an "atta boy"! I know I will be returning to your ranch because it's probably the best place a person can hunt in South Dakota. Thanks again for the memories. See you next year. Sincerely, Mark Z. WI

2008 Minnesota Group

Andy Lundgren

I hadn't Pheasant hunted for over 6 years and mainly because I'd grown up in south central Minnesota and did most of hunting locally. A good day of bird hunting was 6-8 hours and maybe 2-3 birds total for a group of 3-4 hunters and a dog. After years of getting skunked and spending hours of time watching nothing fly I had completely lost interest in pheasant hunting. I was given the opportunity to go pheasant hunting at the Buffalo Butte Ranch from Ryan Trask and wasn't quite sure what I had signed up for. I had hunted in Iowa and had good luck but I had never hunted in South Dakota. To say the least I was skeptical of how many birds they said I would get a chance to shoot at. After 3 days of hunting at Buffalo Butte Ranch I think I saw and shot at more birds then in my previous 10 years of hunting! It was truly amazing and I felt completely rejuvenated again for a sport I fell in love with as a kid. It took weeks to take the smile off my face from that trip. On top of the hunting is the outstanding accommodations and service the Buffalo Butte staff provide. Colleen's home cooked meals I'm missing already. I'm hooked again on pheasant hunting. Thanks for everything!

Andy Lundgren
Woodbury, Minnesota

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