You can plan your next pheasant hunting adventure with waterfowl in mind thanks to Gage Outdoor Expeditions. The outfitter partnered with Ducks Unlimited during the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign to help support wetlands conservation work across North America through upland hunts at its two lodges in South Dakota.


Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River in Chamberlain, Gages Thunderstik Lodge and Rooster Ridge Hunting Lodge provide access to over 7,000 acres of prime pheasant hunting habitat. A 10-station sporting clays course is available for last-minute adjustments or friendly competitions, but the days are mostly spent pursuing roosters alongside guides and professionally trained pheasant hunting dogs. Wind down in the evenings at the clubhouse while reflecting on the days hunt and socializing with friends and new acquaintances.


The initial offering of 10 unique four-man pheasant hunting experiences at Rooster Ridge was so popular at DU events that within a few short months additional trips were added at events across the country. The widespread appeal of these trips among DU supporters has no geographic boundaries: more than 130 trips were sold at events nationwide in 2019. To date, trips to Thunderstik and Rooster Ridge have generated nearly $1.4 million in revenue for wetlands conservation.


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