South Dakota

WATERFOWL HUNTS

DUCK & GOOSE HUNTING GUIDES

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Duck Hunting is truly the mecca for present day water fowler. In fact South Dakota duck hunting has become a “bucket list” hunt and replaced many waterfowler’s Canada trip every year.

Our guided SD hunts are typically all combo hunts for both ducks (mallards, wigeon, pintail) and geese (giant Canadas, specks & snows) will likely be field hunts. South Dakotas habitat is as close as it gets to paradise for a duck. The area consists mainly of two things, potholes and rolling corn and bean fields, the perfect combination for ducks to thrive.

We run our SD hunts late October to mid November when the migration is traditionally in full swing. The majority of the hunts will be in corn or bean fields we scouted the previous day and had ducks and/or geese feeding in them.

GUIDED SOUTH DAKOTA WATERFOWL HUNTS

Due to South Dakotas non resident licensing process for the fall, our SD hunts require a party of 8 hunters. Parties who book with 8 hunters or more will get a closed group with just them and their guides.

Each summer non resident South Dakota waterfowl licenses are issued through a lottery draw with applications starting in June and ending in early July.  Nearly 100% of our groups draw every year but it’s critical it’s applied for correctly.  Please give your group plenty of time for us to help you with this. Graham will walk you through the process over the phone to ensure your group is registered properly.

More licensing information and the non resident application can be found by clicking on the link below:

NON-RESIDENT APPLICATION

WATERFOWL HUNTING RATES

3 DAYS HUNTING, LODGING & MEALS
$1495
PER GUN

*RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Group Size

For our SD hunts in the fall or spring a party of 8 will qualify you for a private hunt with just you and your guides .

Due to the licensing in SD for the fall we only accept private hunting parties of 8 or more.

We do accept small group for our spring snow goose hunts.  Hunting parties of 1-7 will be paired with another small group to fill out the party in the spring.

Deposits and Refund policy

We require a deposit of $300/person via card over the phone, paypal (Graham@maxxedoutguides) or venmo (@maxxedoutguides) to book a South Dakota Snow Goose or Waterfowl Hunt.

Deposits are 100% non refundable.  Last minute cancellations will forfeit their deposit.  If weather or birds require us to postpone your hunt, your deposit will simply be re-applied to a later date this season or next.  No exceptions.

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Gun (unless your renting from us)
  • SD small game license, state waterfowl stamp, state pheasant stamp (if hunting pheasants) and federal waterfowl stamp.
  • Weather appropriate hunting clothing.  Lots of layers!
  • Good boots.  Waterproof with 800+ grams of thinsulate.
  • Cooler for transporting birds
  • Tags for your birds after they are cleaned
  • Ammo (3’s or 4’s for ducks and 2’s and BB or BBB for geese)
  • Snacks for blind but no coolers, please only bring the minimum into the field.  NO ALCOHOL
  • Bird hitch for bird cleaning.  Click on link to order
  • Please make sure everyone in your group brings a face mask or face paint!  This is very important!

Gun Rentals

If you don’t feel like traveling/flying with your gun you can rent them from us. We have a fleet of Benelli & Franchi semi autos we rent to our clients for $50/day.

Videography Services

If you’d like to capture the memories of your hunt forever our videography services are a great add on to your hunt.  For more information on having your hunt recorded in HD, edited and put on a DVD.

Call - 651.335.0780