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MEDICINE CREEK PHEASANT RANCH

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Greeting from South Dakota, pheasant capital of the world! 

WOW! What a year 2009 was.  More PHEASANTS than ever.  The PHEASANT populations are at an all-time high.  Our new facilities were a huge success and the prospects for another bumper crop of pheasants appear great.

A great year following Frenchy being on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in 2006.  It was a great article about our operation printed on Friday, November 17, 2006.

We have added more land to our already large current base and our predator control and native grass management are exploding our wild game production.

We have a limited amount of spots for deer hunting and world class goose hunts are only 20 minutes from the farm.  Goose populations are on the rise as more of our native grasses are established.

All of our lodges will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with deposit.  We encourage everyone to make reservations soon as space is filling fast.

Our wild bird population continues to be excellent. 

Medicine Creek Pheasant Ranch, Inc. hosted its official “opening season” in 1986, during which we provided two gentlemen from Missouri the hunting experience of a lifetime.  Prior to 1986, we entertained friends and acquaintances with hunting trips for years.  Our list of clientele has steadily grown, and in 2008 we welcomed over 400 pheasant hunters to our ranch.

In 1998, we converted the livestock barn (built in 1915) to five – bedroom lodge, including conversion of the hayloft into a bar and recreation area.  This addition to the hunting operation has been very popular, complementing our modern, eight – bedroom farmhouse with a newly added game room, deck and hot tub.  The “Barn” has provided greater flexibility in accommodating and entertaining hunting parties.

We constructed an addition onto the house in the summer of 2002.  The addition includes a much larger dining room, a new bar, a large deck surrounding 3/4 of the current house, a new hot tub, big screen TV, a fireplace and other amenities.  This addition will make the house much more hunter friendly and add lots of space to the lounging and dining areas.

In 2003, we converted the granary to a lodge with five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bar, and plasma TV with satellite.  This now adds additional flexibility in accommodating and entertaining hunting parties.

In 2005 we constructed a new two bedroom lodge with private baths and indoor dog kennels.

 In the past years, our native pheasant populations were augmented by raising and releasing (typically in mid July) 1200 to 1500 pheasants.  We last raised and released birds in 1991, yet the number of pheasants harvested annually has continually increases to over 5,000 roosters.  This is because in recent years our game / average management and predator control practices have enhanced nesting habitat and survival rates, thereby increasing native pheasant populations dramatically!  Climate and habitat conditions have again been favorable for natural proliferation of the Ringneck.  Also for the sixth year, we have become a hunting reserve for the sole purpose of being able to control the dates on opening and closing the season.  In 2010, we will start  the 1st part of September and conclude the season by mid-December. 

We believe you will find our hospitality refreshing, and our service and flexibility top-notch.  We have a wide range of packages to suit your hunting needs.  Should you be looking for a gamble, we also offer packages, which include transportation to the Golden Buffalo or Lode Star Casinos – a short 45-minute drive from our ranch.  Medicine Creek Pheasant Ranch, Inc. would be pleased to provide you with references from some of the many satisfied hunters we’ve entertained.

 We anticipate our largest native bird population in recent years, and therefore, the most enjoyable hunting offered anywhere.  To provide the best, personalized service possible, we, regretfully, can accept only a limited number of hunters.  Spaces are filling fast, so make your reservations soon and plan to have the hunting trip you’ve always hoped for.  Please call us with any questions.

We require a $250.00 per day per gun deposit in order to secure a reservation.    

If you would like us to send information to your hunting group, you can call (605/683-6411), write (Medicine Creek Pheasant Ranch, Inc., P.O. Box 63, 1908 Medicine Creek Drive, Vivian, SD  57576), or e-mail (mlauthier@hotmail.com) their
addresses to Medicine Creek Pheasant Ranch.   

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