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Plan Your Trip To Jim River Ranch

Planning a South Dakota pheasant hunt should be easy. To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of information to help you prepare for your hunt and stay with us at Jim River Ranch.



When prepping for your South Dakota pheasant hunting trip, make sure you check the weather forecast. The weather here in South Dakota can be unpredictable, we strongly urge you to prepare for the unexpected.

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Pheasant Hunt Gear

There are many items that you should have for your South Dakota 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, coat and cap
  • Gun: 12 gauge recommended
  • Camera, batteries and film
  • License: You may buy it at the lodge, most service stations and hunting stores or buy it before you reach your destination on line.

Bring your Hunting Dog

A dog is a hunter's best friend. That is why here at Jim River Ranch, we welcome you bringing your dog to the lodge, current health certificate required. While the dogs are not allowed inside the lodge, we do however, have professional 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