With exclusive hunting access to the entire ranch, there's no need to compete with other hunting parties or rise in the middle of the night to find a hunting spot - and no "skybusting" or crowding. Hunt when and where you want and how you want without worrying about someone getting your favorite spot -- you'll have the whole place to yourself. PSR hunters generally hunt waterfowl and cranes in the morning, ducks in the evening, and upland birds in the afternoon. Morning waterfowl hunts are most productive.
With over 500 acres of native prairie, 20+ lakes and sloughs and a mix of hay and wildlife food plots, the 870 acres of the ranch provide ideal nesting, migration and wintering habitat for both migratory and resident gamebirds. In all, 18 species of ducks (mallard, pintail, wood-duck, gadwall, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal, wigeon, shoveler, lesser scaup, greater scaup, ringneck, redhead, canvasback, ruddy, bufflehead, scoter and goldeneye) have been documented on the ranch along with tundra swans, greater and lesser Canada geese, snow and whitefront geese, and dozens of other shorebirds and upland birds.
Most hunting is done in rubber knee or hip boots. Both waterfowl and upland bird hunting is available within a few minutes walking or driving distance from the bunkhouses. We recommend guests bring 4-wheel drive vehicles or ATVs to maximize hunting opportunities. Guests also have access to thousands of acres of public hunting land nearby. We DO NOT provide dogs, guiding or scouting service, however all guests are given maps and an orientation to the ranch property upon arrival.
"We have been coming to Prairie Smoke Ranch for 9 years. It has become a family tradition. It is a great place to relax and spend time with our family and hunting buddies alike. The cabins provide everything you need to have a great meal after hunting and some libations before retiring for the evening. You have the entire ranch to yourself, so picking your spot is easy and safe. From cabin door to your hide is only minutes each morning. Over the years we have taken mallards, gadwalls, widgeon, pintails, shovelers (oops), blue/green wing teal, canvasbacks, scaup, ringnecks, redheads, canada geese and cacklers. If you are looking for a great place to spend some time afield in a safe and comfortable location, Prairie Smoke Ranch will not disappoint." M. M. -- Minnesota