Your Hunting and Fishing Destination
Browns Hunting Ranch, in Gettysburg South Dakota, a true hunting and fishing destination. First class upland bird hunting, waterfowl, prairie dog, turkey, and big game are the main stay at Browns. Fish Lake Oahe on the Missouri River for fabulous walleye, large pike, and schools of fish too numerous to mention.
Our signature hunts are upland bird hunts on 100% wild birds gunning over well-mannered and stylish bird dogs on over 100,000 private acres. You’ll find our guides to be good dog handlers and knowledgeable about the land and habitat. They are true professionals, led by an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Guide with over 30 years of experience. Our habitat programs provide food plots, shelter belts, roosting and loafing areas to maximize our bird numbers. “great hunting just doesn’t happen by accident”. With a maximum of 12 guns in camp we limit the hunts to 4 guns per guide. We strongly suggest double guns, because they make being safe easy. Our strings of bird dogs, both pointing and flushing hunt for the gun, are staunch and steady and are, by far, one of our greatest assets. For those who own gun dogs, we realize the importance of hunting with your own dog and we welcome you to bring your own dogs.
The fishing too is some of the best you’ll ever have, knowledgeable guides with well equipped boats outfitted with everything you’ll need. Our guides know the lake and how to fish it. The Missouri River/Lake Oahe is a magnificent fishery the fish here are numerous and aggressive, one of the best bodies of water you’ll ever fish.
Our prairie dog towns are located west river with some towns covering hundreds of acres. We provide shooting benches, meals and your beverages, you just need plenty of ammunition. It’s a place for shooters, if you like long-range and challenging shooting, gun talk and ballistics, you’ll be at home here at Brown’s Hunting Ranch.
Sunflower and corn fields stretch as far as the eye can see. It’s a feed lot for all the wildlife, however the deer herd greatly benefits. Massive whitetail and mule deer roam the river bottoms, coulees, timber areas, draws and swamps that make up a true hunting paradise. We limit the number of trophy deer hunts to ten archery only, to assure you of quality animals. Book your hunt early, as they fill fast.
This part of South Dakota is also part of the prairie pothole region, where prairie lakes dot the landscape providing the perfect breeding and resting areas for both local and migrating waterfowl. Hunting ducks with us you will have a chance to shoot a variety or species. We offer both field and water hunts. A morning duck shoot and an afternoon upland hunt is great way to spend the day with us.
The turkey population in South Dakota is as good as it gets. We are home to the Merriam species of wild turkey, which are about the same size as the eastern, but are a bit darker in color and with whitish-tipped rump feathers that show up nicely against the darker main feathers. The majority of our turkey hunts are west river, along the river bottoms and field edges. South Dakota offers both a fall and spring hunts by drawing and over-the-counter for leftover tags. Call us to inquire about tag availability.
All of our destination packages are all-inclusive, providing you with first-class lodging, dining, courteous service and hospitality assuring your stay at Browns will be your best hunt ever. Each guest stay in their own private cabin, where king size beds and fireplace await you at day’s end. All guest cabins and the main lodge offer a great view of Lake Oahe. Dine while honking flocks of geese barely clear the roof tops, listen to cackling roosters and watch deer peacefully feed a stones throw from the main lodge. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. Your enjoyment is first and foremost. We look forward to you spending part of your fall with us.
With all we have to offer at Brown Hunting Ranch, it’s easy to see how we claim to be a world-class destination. It’s easy to talk the talk, but we back it up with guides and staff to provide you with a lifetime hunt. “great hunting doesn’t happen by accident.”