This is hunting – pure and simple. Welcome to Prairie Smoke Ranch, now in our 16th year of offering affordable, high-quality, 100% wild hunting experiences in the prairie pothole country of North Dakota.
Forget “running and gunning” and endless scouting for birds. Our hunting is done right here on the ranch. Perfect for beginning hunters and family groups. We offer our hunters very safe, easy and exclusive access to over 20 lakes and sloughs and over 500 acres of native uplands. We don't fight for spots or get up at 2:00 a.m. and drive till dawn to hunt – we check the wind, choose a blind and head out a few minutes before shooting time. Blinds and decoys are provided and already in place.
Classic big water diver hunts, pothole puddlers and jump shooting – we’ve got a little of everything. Our typical bag is a mixed bag (often including pheasants and sharptails) – the truth is we don’t know what kind of waterfowl we’ll be shooting from one day to the next as the bird species change with the weather.
The 870 rolling acres of the Prairie Smoke Ranch contain lakes and wetlands ranging in size from 1 to 60 acres. Prairie Smoke Ranch is a family-owned working ranch managed for waterfowl and upland game production. At last count we attracted 17 species of ducks, snow, Canada and whitefront geese, tundra swans, sandhill cranes, doves, ring-necked pheasants, sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and white-tailed deer (plus the occasional mule deer, moose and elk). Dozens of non-game species also call the ranch home.
2017 LEASE PACKAGE
On-site lodging in private bunkhouses and private bathroom
Outdoor Fire pit - all firewood included
BBQ grill w/propane
Indoor game cleaning facility with freezers, power plucker, bird breaster
Trap throwers/rifle shooting bench
License labels for all your birds
Help yourself to the finest waterfowling in North America
Now taking 2017 Bookings
Spring has arrived in prairie pothole country
Proposed 2016 Regs Announced
Now Accepting 2016 Bookings
Gander Mountain Waterfowl Sale
News Feature Added to Website
2016 Season Dates Announced