Longtime outdoor enthusiast and author Chris Dorsey probably said it best….”There’s pheasant hunting; there’s pheasant hunting in South Dakota, then there’s pheasant hunting at Tumbleweed Lodge.”
The Chinese ring necked pheasant may be king, but the untamed prairies of South Dakota are also home to Hungarian partridge, Sharp-tail grouse, and the elusive Greater prairie chicken. Complimenting “The Grand Slam of the Dakota’s” is a wide array of waterfowl species that pass through the hunting grounds of Tumbleweed Lodge in December as they travel south along the Missouri river flyway. Upland bird hunts begin the third weekend in September and continue through the first weekend in January with extended hunting through March. For those interested in a “Cast and Blast”, Tumbleweed Lodge offers a pheasant hunt/walleye-smallmouth bass fishing combo in September and early October.
Tumbleweed Lodge, located in central South Dakota is part of a family owned and operated farm hosted by Michael Bollweg and co-owned with his parents Don and Judi Bollweg. Michael’s wife, sister and brother-in-law also play an integral part during the season which only exemplifies the traditional Midwestern family values and work ethic that have solidified Tumbleweed Lodge as a world class upland bird shooting establishment for more than 30 years. With more than 12,000 acres of native habitat and abundant cover to support a wide array of upland bird species, Tumbleweed Lodge offers traditional upland bird hunts for discerning sportsman of all ages and abilities.
The hunting experience is heightened by the camaraderie shared among friends and family in their well appointed 18,000 square ft. lodge. Large outdoor patio areas, Jacuzzi-steam room, and the Deadwood themed Hickok Cigar room are just a few settings that provide guests the opportunity to unwind after a day on the South Dakota landscape.
Whether it’s just you and your longtime 4-legged hunting companion, a group of friends that share the same passion, or a corporate hunting retreat; the Bollweg’s and their staff welcome you as family and a 90% repeat booking exemplifies that. They also take pride in not mixing hunting parties; allowing guests to share their memories among friends and family. Chef Joe Fossett and the lodge staff are professional, courteous, and strive to provide a 5 star atmosphere.
Disciplined Labradors and pointers take the lead with their veteran guide staff to ensure that there are plenty of heart-stopping pheasant flushes and grouse coveys rising for memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience for yourself why Tumbleweed Lodge is the quintessential upland bird hunting destination. Visit our website www.TumbleweedLodge.com or give us a call at (605) 875-3440.