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About Jim River Ranch

About Jim River Ranch

Jim River Ranch, located in the James River Valley, near Redfield, South Dakota is dedicated to conservation and preservation for future generations. Jim River Ranch has been owned and operated by the Wright family for over 75 years. "My Grandfather hunter this land before me, and my sons, sons will hunt it long after I am gone!" The emphasis at Jim River Ranch is to re-establish the native prairie grasses of Heartland America, which just happens to be the pheasant habitat in South Dakota!

South Dakota is a wildlife Mecca! We are committed to offering you a South Dakota hunting experience that stands apart from any others! Jim River Ranch can provide you the opportunity to hunt all of the wild life that South Dakota has to offer. Upland game consisting of pheasant, Hungarian partridge, dove, Sharptail grouse. Waterfowl, including eight species of duck, Giant Canadian geese, snows and blues. During our sharptail hunts we always settle in on a few prairie dogs! Big game hunts include pronghorn antelope, white tail and mule deer, Elk and the Great American Bison! Contact us now, to begin booking one of the most exciting hunts of a lifetime! While you are here, check out the fish we catch at Jim River Ranch!

Our endeavor is to insure that every guest, enjoys an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. You’ll wake up every day to a ranch style breakfast fit for any cowboy. Followed by some time to hone your shooting skill on the trap range, or your golf game on the local public links at Fishers Grove, just 5 minutes from the Ranch. Lunch and soft drinks will be packed for the afternoon pheasant hunt, covering thousands of acres of privately owned land.

Following one of the best days of pheasant hunting of your life, you’ll relax at the lodge or Mancave, and if you choose, enjoy your favorite cocktail and one of the finest cigars available on earth.


Country Style Accommodations

Country style, home cooked dinners will be served each evening, followed by relaxing by the fireplace, big screen TV or at the Mancave. Where you will relax at the bar with your favorite refreshment, a game of pool, cards, big screen TV! Enjoy the hot tub before retiring to your room for the night.

Wireless internet access is provided throughout the lodge, and in each of the seven guest rooms. The guest rooms can be arranged any way that you would like, singles or doubles. The lodge also features six shared bathrooms.

While you are recharging, for the next days activities, your game and pheasants will be cleaned, packed and frozen, ready for transportation.

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One of the most memorable experiences of being at Jim River Ranch is the 710 mile long James River. With a state fishing license you can reel in Walleye, Northern Pike, Carp (the best fighter of them all!) and lots of Catfish, (no, we don’t fish with traps or dynamite anymore!) Or, you can just motor up or down the river and back. Not many experiences can put you more in touch with nature, than traveling on the superhighway used by the Native American Indians, just a couple of generations ago!

Memorable Hunt

The Most Memorable SD Hunt

Call or contact us soon to book one of the most memorable South Dakota pheasant hunting experiences of your life! We will discuss your needs, and tailor a package exactly for you and your friends.

Be sure to purchase your license and find more information at SDGFP.

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