Hunt a sea of endless prairie, coulees, draws and agricultural land of corn, sunflowers and small grains... pull your cinches tight! We are hunting wild birds in wild places!
At Wild Prairie we offer:
- Prairie Dog Hunts
- Coyote Hunts
- Merriam Turkey
- Upland Wingshooting - Where every step is world class!
Wild Prairie Birds Hunts...The Ultimate Wingshooters Destination
With the success of hunting with so many dedicated wingshooters over the years and our English Setters, Little Moran Grouse Lodge added Wild Prairie Lodge to our hunting expeditions for our wild prairie bird hunts
Wild birds in wild places describe the hunt, the wild west. Wild Prairie has become a destination because of the wild nature of it all. We're definitely off the beaten path, but once here you'll see why it's so special.
When I first hunted this part of the wild west I was captivated by the amount of game, the beauty of the prairie and the river breaks of the Moreau and Missouri Rivers. Trying to describe its beauty and big open country does no justice to what you will see and feel with your stay at Wild Prairie.
Throughout my travels with Purina, and as a guest of various hunting lodges, there was no hesitation when considering adding The Wild Prairie Bird Hunts to Little Moran Grouse Hunts. I am a wild bird hunter...pure and simple, it is who I am. It is not about taking game, but how the game is taken. We are not a number or high-volume lodge, but rather a place for those who seek a rich tradition of bird hunting behind great dogs, shooting fine guns with a spirit rich in tradition.
We are about dogs finding birds, a reverence for the sport, where a bird or birds beat us, we will tip our hat to them, wishing them well. There is no question, we are here to pull the trigger, but in a way, that shows respect to the game and our dogs who found them.
Wild game birds test a dog in the best of ways; seldom allowing a dog to crowd them. Prairie birds, sharp-tail grouse, prairie chicken and huns are some of the spookiest; taking flight as a dog or predator approaches. Their uncanny ability to flush beyond the gun make them a true sporting bird. It is here where exceptional bird dogs are worth their weight in gold.
There are many places that offer more high-volume shooting and taking of game; we’re glad they exist. However, we are the place for those who seek the "smoke from the alter", enjoying every aspect of the day; the land, birds, great fellowship, and the dogs, with the gratitude of just being here and to live the experience.
We are a small lodge, with 8 guest rooms, where all who come here are on the same page about tradition and devotion to the sport.
A typical day is 2 guns, dogs, a passionate guide and lots of walking…there is an old bird hunter saying, "It's legs that shoot birds." Totally true; however, the days you hunt with us are your days and we hunt according your desires, as long or as hard as you want to hunt. It's not all about killing.
It is our great fortune to have Wild Prairie as our South Dakota destination.
As an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter at both "The Grouse Lodge and Wild Prairie Lodge", it assures you that we have met the highest standards in the industry which proves to be true with a very high return rate. With that in mind, new openings at each lodge are limited and new hunters are encouraged to reserve their hunt dates as early as possible.