LOCATION -- "The sweet spot for world-class duck hunting" 

Where are we?  We're in what the North Dakota Dept of Tourism says is the sweet spot: "The middle of the state... is the sweet spot for world-class duck hunting. This central to east-central region of North Dakota ranges from the eastern Prairie Coteau to the Missouri River with its year-round open water. The terrain comprises grassy, rolling prairie and croplands dotted with wetland habitat like the North Dakota night sky is dotted with stars.

Sloughs, ponds, small lakes and meandering creeks seem to occupy every section of land. Each is surrounded by tall reeds and cattails, which provide perfect waterfowl production nesting cover. Beyond the cattails, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land and newly-harvested grain fields offer not only food for waterfowl, but also wide landing strips for a break from the long migration." 


That's us -- put your finger right in the center of a North Dakota map and there you will find Prairie Smoke Ranch. We are located roughly 70 miles NE of Bismarck and 65 miles SE of Minot in waterfowl Zone 2.  The ranch is easily accessible from Interstate Highway 94. Detailed driving directions, map, and an information packet will be provided following reservation confirmation. 

North Dakota Duck Hunting Headquarters
Welcome to Prairie Pothole country
Unique mix of lakes and wetlands on Prairie Smoke Ranch

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