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Perhaps our area’s biggest claim to fame is our world renowned hunting and fishing experiences.

Visitors from all over the world flock to our area to experience hunting and fishing endeavors you can’t find anywhere else. Where else can you catch your limit in the morning and shoot your limit in the afternoon?

When the leaves turn orange, so does the state of South Dakota.

Opening weekend of pheasant season is basically a holiday in South Dakota as locals and visitors head out for some of the best pheasant hunting in the nation. Whether you are a hunter or not there is something to be said about the camaraderie of spending the day in the fields sharing laughter, memories, and a couple cold ones (after the guns have been put away, of course).

While South Dakota may be best known for its pheasant population, the state is also home to deer, turkey, waterfowl and more! The Missouri River area is full of private lodges with all the perfect accommodations to make your next hunting trip unforgettable.

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There is nothing better than feeling the sun on your face or feeling the thrill of a tug on your line, the memories and magic created while fishing on the Missouri River are ones you won't soon forget.

The Missouri River has some of the most varied fish species in the region. These fish species include walleye, northern pike, lake trout, salmon, paddlefish, catfish, sturgeon, and much more. Four dams were completed in the 1960’s which created more than 900 miles of open water and 3,000 miles of shoreline, perfect for catching fish.

Fishing the Missouri River is not just a summer activity, in the winter cold temperatures freeze the ice and provide some of the best ice fishing in the region!

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Accommodations across the state cater to people traveling to the state to enjoy the simultaneous rush and relaxation that a day of fishing provides.

From guide and lodge services, to restaurants that will fry up your daily catch, the Missouri River region is ready to welcome you, your friends, and your family for a wonderful weekend spent on the river!

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