Flatland Flyways, SD

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Hecla, South Dakota

Flatland Flyways, SD


As South Dakota's premier waterfowl outfitter, Flatland Flyways offers a passionately focused waterfowl experience elevated with an individualized level of service. You deserve to hunt with a quality outfitter, and by having over 30 years combined waterfowl expertise, we guarantee to put forth our best efforts and superior equipment to have birds finishing at your boot bags. At the end of the day, we retain a full understanding that hunting is more than a hunt. Our beautiful, yet unassuming, lodge provides the backdrop for all your post-hunt camaraderie, noshing and relaxation complemented by an on-site trap house, fitness center, pool table, horse shoe pit, fire pit and enhancements including massage therapy. Complete your vacation by indulging in our "Prairie Bistro" styled menu that features FF's specialty duck dish and bottomless cookie jar.

Fall Licensing

South Dakota's fall waterfowl licenses are allotted via lottery draw and we want to be sure to assist anyone interested in joining in the action this upcoming waterfowl season! Applications open mid-June and close first week of July. If you missed the deadline, please contact us to inquire about leftover licenses or other hunting opportunities!

We are more than happy to complete applications upon request. You will NOT want to limit your options this Fall. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us! We look forward to visiting with you!

South Dakota Licensing Info

South Dakota currently restricts non-residents from simply purchasing a license to enjoy our fall duck hunting. The state currently maintains a lottery draw process which is conducted during the summer months. Waterfowl licenses are limited and issued by lottery, which in turn restricts non-residents from finalizing travel plans before the final draw in the end of July. It's a hard concept for many to embrace and we are putting forth our best effort as we continually propose amendments towards legislation that will not only increase licensing opportunity for non-resident hunters, but also benefit the entirety of South Dakota. That said, we hope you will consider applying for the fall license to demonstrate a substantial desire to enjoy the resources our great state has to offer. Please do not let the application process discourage you. I complete 95% of all hunter applications and am more than happy to do the same for you.


  • Confirm Start Date of Reservation with Booking Agent (Megan Russo at flatlandflyways@gmail.com)
  • Construct a Group (Increases odds. All group members are required to select same state date).
  • Select Units (1st Choice: *OOB 10-Day Statewide - 2nd Choice: OOY 3-Day).
  • Purchase $10 Preference Point (If unsuccessful in first draw, automatically enters your group into drawing your second unit of choice).
  • Submit Application & Payment Method (Online or Mail)

License Requirements:

  • South Dakota Migratory Bird Certification (included in license).
  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp (not required for those under age 16) SD requires hunters to physically possess stamp.
  • Youth age 12 (or will turn 12 by Dec. 31) May hunt under same license requirements as adults.

Please visit the link to create a username and password on the SD GF&P Licensing System. Once that is complete, feel free to send them to our property along with desired dates and I will take care of it up until the point of payment. https://apps.sd.gov/gf79license/Login.aspx

Follow this link for a visual to help you understand the process more thoroughly: http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/waterfowl/nonresident-waterfowl.aspx

If you haven't had the chance to experience a SD mallard hunt, the time is now! Please give us a call today or visit our website to learn more!


The Hunt

The only responsibility you have as a hunter is to show up. A large majority of our hunts take place in dry corn fields where you will be outfitted in layout blinds. We take pride in our ability to scout, set and execute a successful hunt. Our guides have been hunting for years in South Dakota, and by knowing the lay of the land and having unsurpassed hunting expertise, we are proud to provide quality waterfowl hunts in both the fall and spring.

"The Dakotas are key in American waterfowl production, and we are grateful to be able to share unique experiences while creating unforgettable memories with hunters from all around the world."



The Flatland Flyways Lodge is the place to be for that great escape you have been waiting for. Just because you are hunting does not mean you have to rough it! Our accommodations are geared to handle a maximum of 12 guests. Six double-occupancy rooms are divided into two wings extending from the great room. Both wings have a bathroom with double stalls and a deck for your groups privacy.

Located on the hilltop you will be able to see for miles and overlook the 21,500-acre Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The lodge provides breathtaking views of the flocks of mallards, pintails, canvasbacks, Canada geese and snow geese as they make their move over the shallow wetlands and lush grasses. The large windows allow us to admire the spaciousness of the South Dakota prairie. Closing the evening with a peaceful fire on the back patio on a cool, Fall or Spring night does not get much better in South Dakota. Along with an excellent place to unwind and build lifelong friendships, we can guarantee you will leave with stories to tell.


  • Wi-Fi, Print/Fax Workstation
  • Licensed Massage Therapy Available (Upon request during one day of your stay)
  • Storage lockers are provided for guns, coats, and gear
  • Wader Rental
  • Shotgun Rental
  • Trap Shooting Loads and Shells
  • Boot Dryers


We can guarantee you will not go hungry. We strive to source fresh, local food whenever possible, hoping you will be hard pressed to decide which was better; the food or the hunt? Any health needs or dietary requests can be met upon request. Brunch and dinner are provided each day as well as a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks. Throughout the day home-made cookies and bars, fruit, and a bar mix that is available on the buffet.


Flatland Flyways
Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge
39939 106th Street
Hecla, SD 57446

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