Wiley Cock Pheasant Hunting Lodge is South Dakota’s premier hunting outfitter providing the pheasant hunting excursion you’ll never forget. Located in Winner, South Dakota, Wiley Cock pheasant hunting lodge is smack-dab in the middle of the best pheasant hunting South Dakota has to offer.
Wiley Cock Pheasant Hunting Lodge’s fine craftsmanship and woodwork radiates the rustic charm reminiscent of simpler times. Our lodge’s blueprints were drawn up by hunters themselves. What we ended up with is a pheasant hunting lodge geared specifically towards pheasant hunter’s needs for the hunting trip of a lifetime.
Hone in your shot on our private trap shooting range. Keep your hunting gear organized in our private, personal lockers. Kennel up your hunting dogs in our heated kennels. Bird cleaning’s quick and easy in our oversized, industrial pheasant cleaning area. Food prep’s taken care of in our lodge’s oversized commercial kitchen. Most importantly our in-lodge, private bar is the perfect spot to tip one back after a day full of crashing the fields.
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting
In South Dakota, when October is here and pheasant season finally begins, you’ll find blaze orange everywhere but on the birds. Pheasant opener is a holiday in South Dakota, some might even argue it’s more popular than Christmas.
Pheasant hunting runs in our blood. It all began sitting around the fire, listening to Grandpa tell stories of the “good ol’ days”. Pheasant hunts, campfires, and whiskey have been an integral part of our lives ever since. Thanks to phenomenal conservation efforts, habitat conservation, and responsible sportsmen, here at Wiley Cock Lodge we’re still living in the “good ol’ days”. Pheasant hunting in Winner, South Dakota is unlike any other hunting you will ever find. Wiley Cock’s guided hunts will take you through fields stuffed full of South Dakota’s state bird for the hunt you’ll be telling your grandchildren about.
Offering both guided and unguided hunts, Wiley Cock Pheasant Hunting Lodge in is your ultimate pheasant hunting destination, and for good reason. Bluntly stated in a recent Pheasants Forever article, the Winner Area consistently ranks number one in South Dakota for number of pheasants harvested. If you are looking for the hunt of a lifetime, your search is over. Wiley Cock South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Lodge is your premier South Dakota hunting destination. We’ll see you again next fall!
South Dakota’s Strongest Pheasant Population
We built our hunting lodge in Winner, SD for one reason, and one reason alone. Rolling hills, thick shelterbelts, overflowing stock dams, hearty cover and plush food plots make Tripp County, South Dakota, a perennial producer of the state’s top pheasant population numbers. The 2015 South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Brood Survey reported Winner hunting ground amongst the best in the state with 5.97 pheasants per square mile – and that number’s rising.
Thanks to multiple pheasant hatches and plenty of precipitation, Winner’s pheasant population saw a 54% increase in 2015 – the fastest growing pheasant numbers in the state. Above average rainfall and healthy hatches mean the 2016 hunting season is shaping up to be one our best seasons yet. There’s good reason Tripp County continually hosts the most pheasant hunters of any county in the state.
Pheasant Season Information
Pheasant opener in South Dakota traditionally falls on the third Saturday of October with the season running through the third of January. During opener, pheasant hunting begins at noon and doesn’t end until sunset (not that we need it). On very rare occasion are we not back at the hunting lodge drinking whiskey and cleaning birds long before sundown. After the first week of the season, hunts start as early as 10am. If you’re an out-of-state hunter, make sure to contact us prior to purchasing your license and check our availability.
Daily Limit: 3 Rooster Pheasants/Person
Possession Limit: 15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. The limit accrues at the rate of 3 birds a day, and 15 birds may not be possessed until after the fifth day of hunting.