A crisp fall day, the far-off hum of combines harvesting corn, the endless prairie wind bending the grass – then the sharp crack of a shotgun, the excited barking of dogs, and the triumphant shout of a lucky hunter announces the fall of the first pheasant of the day. The vision of the Dakota Prairie Lodge & Resort began long ago after experiencing the thrill of opening day of pheasant hunting for many years, first as a family tradition and later as a more extended endeavor that included guiding groups of hunters. The orange vests and hats, the sturdy pants for walking through corn stalks and sorghum, the empty shotgun shells, the contest for the longest tail feathers, and the tall tales of amazing shots and unbelievable hits all contribute to the magical aura of pheasant season. Providing a first-class lodge and resort to accommodate the hunters is the logical extension of the hunting experience, guaranteed to enhance their enjoyment of South Dakota, encourage camaraderie among the hunting parties, and ensure their frequent return to this amazing state. The Lodge reflects rural architecture and style, promotes local cuisine and encourages appreciation of South Dakota culture, while containing all the amenities and comforts that guests expect and enjoy.