Your Hosts

For them this is not a job but truly a dream come true.

Your ScatterGun Hunt

ScatterGun has been chosen as one of the TOP TWENTY wing shooting destinations in the world.

The ScatterGun Retrievers

The finest group of working retrievers in the country.

Home on the Prairie

In the hospitality business excellence means incredible meals, quality beverages, comfortable rooms and great service.

Corporate Specialties

If you are a meeting planner, Sales Manager, or CEO, ScatterGun Lodge will exceed your every expectation.

Rates and Dates

We offer the largest bag limits in South Dakota, 21 birds per gun.

Pheasant Perfect Habitat

Habitat, the ScatterGun claim to fame.

Bits & Pieces

Find out more about ScatterGun Lodge.

A Dog Named Bear

It was with heavy hearts and a lot of tears we said “goodbye” to our beloved Bear.

In recent years we have lost several of our great dogs. For each, I have tried to find the words that would express our feelings for each of them. My efforts in doing that for Bear were somewhat futile. There were no words to describe this incredible friend to hundreds and hundreds of people.

Knowing that a picture is worth a thousand words, I took a few minutes to put together “A Dog Named Bear”. I hope you enjoy it.


Welcome to ScatterGun Lodge and thank you for visiting our Web Page.

Picked as one of the Top Twenty Wingshooting Destinations in the World, we take great pride in providing our guests the Ultimate in South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

We invite you to take a few moments to share the pictures and words of nationally renowned publisher and writer Steve Smith about why we were chosen.

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Our over 3000 acre ranch is divided into more than twenty prime hunting areas. The diverse habitat provides virtually every kind of cover you could imagine, from expansive food plots of sorghum, corn, millet and native grasses to over five miles of winding creek bottom. All of our hunting is less than ten minutes from the front door. Our dogs are best described as unbelievable. We hunt in groups of no more than eight guns offering the finest possible shooting opportunities for every member of your group.

ScatterGun owners Chuck and Sheila Ross have made their year-round home here at the ranch since 2000. They not only designed and built this incredible lodge but more important play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operation of ScatterGun. Chuck and Sheila share a commitment to provide each and every ScatterGun guest the finest possible experience. For them this is not a job but truly a dream come true.

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The Dogs of ScatterGun

Gun Dog Magazine Story

Goodbye to our Friend

August 26, 2020 was National Dog Day.  It is also the day we said “Farewell” to one of our most beloved ScatterGun Retrievers, Bailey.  For the past ten years this wonderful dog brought nothing but joy to her foster family, Tracy and Julie Bashore, in Rochester...

New Daily Jet Service Coming to Pierre

New Daily Jet Service Coming to Pierre Our 2019 guests will find getting to Scattergun easier than it has ever been.  Non-stop commercial jet service less than 30 minutes from our door, will be available daily from Denver to Pierre.  Steve Harding, the mayor of...

Outdoors Rambler writer Ken Perrotte visits ScatterGun Lodge and Chef Reed shares his recipe for “Sweet and Sour Pheasant” – Video

Flushing Pheasants & Sweet-Handling Shotguns: South Dakota is for the Birds!By Ken Perrotte

“Gun Dog” features ScatterGun Lodge

Click here to read the ScatterGun Lodge story in Gun Dog Magazine - PDF We were delighted to receive our copy of Gun Dog magazine and share the great article written by Joe Arterburn.  It is always a three to get this kind of a review from one of the true...

Pierre Air Service Update

With hunting season just around the corner I'd like to update you on commercial air service at Pierre Regional Airport. US DOT awarded essential air service to ADI for another two years.  Same plane, route and schedule but there are changes. Starting August 1st, ADI...

Rascal knows his colors

Soffie, got a new friend this weekend.

His name is Jarvis and he is a year and a half old.  He is really fun, but of course we still miss Bear.

“He is Just a Dog”

To anyone that has ever walked in the door at ScatterGun Lodge in the last ten years, there is one true highlight.  He is a hundred-pound Yellow Labrador named Bear. The weight of his gigantic head on the laps of hundreds and hundreds of people is a memory in itself....

World renowned Outdoor Writer & Photographer Ron Spomer Visits Scattergun Lodge

We were delighted to host one of the true legends in the outdoor world, Ron Spomer, this fall at ScatterGun.  Ron has been around for a very long time and his work has been published by almost anyone and everyone you can think of. Along with being a brilliant writer...

Marv Looney and John Timmerman 2017 ScatterGun ALL-STARS

ScatterGun Lodge was truly blessed by two very special guests during our 2017 season.  Ask anyone that had the pleasure of meeting John Timmerman or Marvin Looney and they will tell you what we are talking about. These two guys were indeed the highlight of our season....

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21185 ScatterGun Ridge Rd Pierre, SD 57501

ScatterGun Lodge

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