Flatland Flyways, SD
Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Hecla, South Dakota
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September Canada goose: Non-resident licenses are available for purchase. Fall duck hunts: Non-resident licenses are allocated through a lottery draw. Application deadline to enter is early July. Spring snow/blue goose hunts: March and April. Non-resident licenses are available for purchase.
Ducks: Pintails, wigeon, wood ducks, teal, gadwall, green-head mallards. Geese: Canada geese, snow geese, and blue geese.
All of our hunting is done on 100% private ground and is located within a 30-mile radius of the lodge. We hunt primarily dry corn fields but also hunt over flooded corn and water at our pit locations. It is a very easy, comfortable hunt as you are rarely going through the hassle of gearing up with waders.
Fall begins mild and we hunt as long as the water is open. South Dakota experiences harsh temperatures towards the late season. We always recommend dressing in layers. Spring can be cooler early in the day and warmer as the day progresses. Layering systems are always the way to go!
Rates start from $2100
You can find all pricing information at www.flatlandflyways.com
What is Provided:
Dining: All home-cooked meals are prepared and served by on-site staff. Beverages including soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, juice, beer, and wine are provided. Hard liquor is NOT provided. Thermoses are available for early-morning field use. Snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day. Any health issues or dietary restrictions/requests should be communicated to the lodge staff know prior to arrival in order to make necessary adjustments. Please communicate specific interests to allow us time to plan accordingly!
Lodge Amenities: Bird cleaning station, trap shooting, outdoor patio games, pool table, fitness center, 60" and 90" flat-screen TVs, locker room, handicapped accessible restrooms and bedrooms, loaded snack and beverage bar. Boot dryers are available if needed.
Hunt: Equipment, including decoys and blinds, are all taken care of by us. Field-trained dogs and professional guides will always be with you in the field.
Generic camouflage, boots, insulated pants, bibs, heavy and light jacket, gloves, hat/ball cap, etc. Dress in layers! Waders are available onsite for purchase if you are interested.
What to Bring:
Harvested Birds: All harvested birds are the hunters' responsibility and must be taken off the property on your final day. Arrangements can be made to have birds processed and shipped. Otherwise, please bring coolers to transport birds on the final day of the hunt. Bird cleaning services are performed at $5/bird.
Shotgun: 12 or 20 g.
Shells: Steel Shot. We recommend Federal Premium Black Cloud FS Steel.
License: Please print a hard copy of your NRW hunting license. If unable to access accounts, please let FF staff know in advance and they will have them ready for you. Federal Duck Stamps are required. Please purchase before arriving.
Lodge: Casual wear and comfortable shoes work great while relaxing in the lodge during the day. Workout shoes are also recommended if interested in utilizing the gym.
Is there an airport shuttle?
We offer free airport transportation from Aberdeen Regional Airport to the Lodge for groups of six and under.
Can guests bring a dog?
Yes, but it must be field and kennel trained. If it fails to comply and is continuously being a distraction or adding chaos hindering birds from finishing we will ask for it to be taken back to the vehicle and kenneled. Dogs are not allowed in the lodge.
Can you cater to people with limited mobility?
Yes! Each wing has a bathroom that is handicap accessible. We will assist you in the field the best we can. We have "Sling-Shot Seats" that are released by hand trigger to help you sit up to shoot with ease.
Is there internet?
Yes, there is wireless internet available back at the Lodge.
Package enhancements include professional massage therapy and a daily guided pheasant hunt. Activities at the Lodge include unlimited trap shooting, horseshoe pit, outdoor yard games, fire pit, pool table, and fitness center.
At the end of the day, we understand that hunting is about more than a hunt. Our beautiful yet unassuming, lodge provides the setting for all your post-hunt activities. Eat, drink, and be merrily content; make good use of our on-site trap house, fitness center, pool table, horseshoe pit, fire pit, and additional enhancements that include massage therapy. Our lodge has six double-occupancy bedrooms joined by a comfortable great room where you can post up to watch the game or play a game of pool. The intimate size of the lodge is offset by the glorious South Dakota prairie view from our expansive dining room windows. Complete your vacation by indulging in our "Prairie Bistro" styled menu that features FF's specialty duck dish and bottomless cookie jar.
Meals at the Lodge reflect a mix of fine dining and satisfyingly delicious down-home cooking. We can guarantee you will not go hungry when staying with us. We strive to source fresh, local food whenever possible, hoping you will be hard pressed to decide whether the food or the hunt was more memorable. All dining, snacks, and beverages including soft drinks, beer, and wine are included in your package pricing. Any health needs or dietary requests are asked to be communicated upon booking and will be met within reason.
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