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Experience Jim River RanchWaterfowl and goose hunting, pheasant hunting, big game...Jim River Ranch is a working cattle and horse ranch, located in the Jim River valley, near Redfield, South Dakota.  We offer exclusive executive hunts!
The emphasis at Jim River Ranch is to re-establish the native prairie grasses of Heartland America, which just happens to be the best pheasant hunting, big game and waterfowl habitat in South Dakota!
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Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota

Pheasant Hunting--Exclusive Executive Hunts

Jim River Ranch, located just outside of Redfield, South Dakota, is a working cattle and horse ranch that offers the greatest hunting experience west of the Mississippi. The ranch is made up of thousands of acres of privately owned land that contains the greatest pheasant habitat in the state of South Dakota.


Perhaps the greatest strength of Jim River Ranch is their warm hospitality. The guides at Jim River Ranch make you feel right at home in the newly renovated lodge. This South Dakota ranch offers the best hunting ground around, whether it be pheasant hunting, big game hunting, or waterfowl hunting. The Jim River Ranch hunting ground has everything an experienced hunter would be looking for, including CRP, corn, tree strips, shelterbelts, sloughs, potholes, all of which are located in the greatest waterfowl migration corridor in the world.



Because Jim River Ranch is located on a plot consisting of thousands of acres of privately owned hunting ground, your trip to South Dakota won’t leave you empty-handed. If you’re interested in game hunting, you’ll find great access at Jim River Ranch to everything from pheasant, Hungarian Partridge, dove, Sharp-tailed Grouse, waterfowl (including eight species of duck) Giant Canadian Geese, snows and blues. You may get lucky enough to come across a prairie dog or two on one of the hunts. If you’re looking for a big game hunting experience, Jim River Ranch Big contains Pronghorn Antelope, Whitetail and Mule deer, and even the Great American Bison.

Jim River Ranch and the Surrounding Pheasant Habitat

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Beyond pheasant hunting, Jim River Ranch offers other great activities you can only find in South Dakota. Take a break from pheasant hunting to go fishing at the James River, where you can catch anything from Walleye and Northern Pike to Carp and Bullheads. Check out some Cowboy Action Shooting at the indoor range, or if you want to take a load off and relax, check out the recreation room, or big screen TV. You can even smoke a fine cigar and drink your favorite cocktail as you soak in South Dakota.

Jim River Ranch offers several packages to meet your needs. The recently remodeled 11-room, 5-bath lodge is second to none, and includes a full-time chef totally at your disposal. Access to a professional guide and trained dogs on your hunts, trap shooting, bird cleaning, and a free heated kennel are just some of the other accommodations you’ll have at hand during your stay.

What We Do

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Our endeavor is to insure that every guest enjoys an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Current Season

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Spring 2014 Goose Season begins in March!  Visit our rates page, to check out our Platinum, Gold and Silver packages!