Paul Nelson's Farm of Gettysburg, South Dakota Named as Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year
MANCHESTER, VT--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - At their annual Endorsed Operations Rendezvous in Bozeman, Montana, the Orvis Company announced Paul Nelson's Farm as the Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year for 2008.
Paul Nelson's began as a family farm 65 years ago in 1941. The dream of the owners was to own a piece of South Dakota prairie where they could raise a family and harvest from the land. Today, the legacy continues in one of the most impressive hunting operations in North America. The combines still work the land during the growing season, but come autumn, it is the pheasants, the unmatched accommodations, the great food, and the memorable hunts, friendships, and camaraderie that have brought people to the Paul Nelson Farm, and kept them coming back, since 1992.
Located in the heart of pheasant country, there are 12,000 acres of carefully managed upland habitat and the farm is well known for its innovation in managing land for wild birds. The shooting here is unmatched in quality and quantity and a 98% repeat customer rate reflects the special connection of the relationships cultivated by Nelson's benchmark hunting and hospitality combination. This lodge is truly one of the great examples of combining the preservation and utilization of a wildlife resource at its highest levels.
For twenty years the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in fly fishing lodges and fly fishing guides through its Endorsed Lodges Outfitters and Guides program. Each endorsed operation has its own character, but all share the same high standards: great service, great fishing and an experienced, professional staff. These standards of excellence are continually reviewed by the Orvis staff and evaluated by visiting guests in post-visit critiques sent directly to The Orvis Company. Orvis endorsed operations cater to ability levels from beginner to expert.