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"The finest self-guided classic waterfowl experience in North America"

All 2015 Waterfowl Hunts have been booked


This is hunting – pure and simple.

Welcome to Prairie Smoke Ranch, now in our second decade 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. Consider Prairie Smoke Ranch your own private hunting club. 

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.  

This is hunting -- pure, simple. The way you remember it.

The 870 rolling acres of the Prairie Smoke Ranch contain lakes and wetlands ranging in size from 1 to 40 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.

Our self-guided hunting lease package couldn't be simpler. One lease price includes everything you need to bring in the birds -- no surprises, no added charges. Our goal is to provide hunters a safe, quality hunt and a quality experience at a reasonable price. Nearly all blinds are accessible by ATVs; some accessible by vehicles. Outdoor dog kennels, a game cleaning facility and game freezing are also provided as part of our lease package.

Click here for booking information at Prairie Smoke Ranch2015 Lease Package Preview

Pretty much everything you need is included in the lease fee.

On-site lodging
Exclusive access to all ranch property - 20+ sloughs/lakes   
Blinds are set up, decoys spreads are out and ready to hunt
Mudroom with wader hangers and outlets
Duck, geese, crane, swan decoys for use on property


Outdoor Fire pit - all firewood included
BBQ grill w/propane
Indoor game cleaning facility with freezers, automatic plucker, bird breaster
Trap throwers/rifle shooting bench
License tags for all your birds


NOT Included in a 2015 Lease Package




Nonresident Hunters Welcome!


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