Orvis’ Newest Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge! Whether you’re targeting one species or “The Grand Slam of the Dakota’s” autumn in the Northern Plains means one thing – South Dakota upland bird hunting at Tumbleweed Lodge. The Chinese ring necked pheasant may be king, but the untamed prairies of central 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 the Missouri river flyway.Recently awarded the distinguished recognition as “One of the Top 10 Greatest Hunting Lodges in the World” on the Outdoor Channel’s Outdoors 10 Best and “One of the top 20 Wing Shooting Destinations in the World” by outdoor writer Steve Smith in A Wingshooter’s World, Tumbleweed Lodge continues to set the bar high by providing traditional upland bird hunts for discerning sportsman of all ages. With more than 12,000 acres of wild upland habitat to support waterfowl and four of the most sought after upland bird species, Tumbleweed Lodge has been the premiere SD wing shooting destination for more than 25 years.Your hunting experience is heightened by the camaraderie shared among friends and family in their well appointed 18,000 square ft lodge including indoor spa, steam room, cigar room, and multiple lounge areas. Host Michael Bollweg and his parents Don and Judi Bollweg are the foundation of this true family oriented atmosphere that separates them from a corporate setting. Whether it’s just you and your longtime hunting companion or a group of friends that share the same passion, Tumbleweed Lodge welcomes you home 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 our 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.Hunts begin the third weekend in September and continue through the first weekend in January with extended hunting through March on 3,000 acres. Wild, early-release, and preserve pheasant hunting, Hungarian partridge, Sharp-tail grouse and the Greater Prairie chicken are complimented by waterfowl hunting.
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Nothing startles your heart like the cackling explosion of a big rooster pheasant unless it is 500 at one time. This is an everyday occurrence when you visit Tumbleweed Lodge. Ever since the first year that we visited the Tumbleweed Lodge in 2007, we have made it an annual migration from Utah to experience the best that South Dakota has to offer. Michael and Donny Bollweg run one of the very best upland bird operations that I have ever experienced. When you arrive at the lodge NE of Pierre, South Dakota, you will be impressed. The lodge is as top of the line as you can imagine with huge beds and private/semi-private rooms. It has a huge dining room as well as recreational area with unlimited open bar. The food is nothing short of fabulous. The bird hunting, dogs, and guides top it off as a world class destination and is a place that once you go to Tumbleweed; you will be back every year just like the Sportsman’s News team. Whether you are looking for a personal getaway to whack a few birds or take a big corporate group, you won’t be disappointed with a trip to Tumbleweed Lodge.
– written by Michael Deming