About Us: Testimonials


Simply put, guests have said that their time at Oak Tree was the best pheasant hunting they have ever experienced in South Dakota.

"When it comes to pheasants, South Dakota comes to mind; and when it comes to South Dakota, Oak Tree Lodge is top on my mind. The team here works together so you'll experience a first-rate hunt - whether it's watching the dogs beat their tails against corn shucks on a groomed field, or seeing just the tips of their tails as you push through high grass after wild birds, or hearing that grand "cackle" when a rooster takes flight. You'll eat well, too, and relax in a beautiful lodge with folks who know the true meaning of "hospitality"."

- Slaton White
  Deputy Editor, Field & Stream


"Rivaling the hordes of birds was the gentility and hospitality of your lodge staff, especially our skillful and accommodating guides. Thanks so much for making this the finest hunting experience of my life!"

- Thomas Eakin
  Minneapolis, MN


"Bird Heaven"

- Ron & Raven
  Pheasant's Forever TV


"Everything was beyond belief - the accommodations, the food, the hunting and the people. I don't remember ever having to "duck" as many times as pheasants were rising all around me."

- Brian Short
  President and CEO, Admiral Merchants Motor Freight, Inc.


"Thank you again for hosting such a great hunting trip for our group. You run a top notch organization and it shows all the way down to every last employee. The attitudes are great and the service was perfect. We will definatly be back..."

- Frank D. Combs
  President Abacus


"Nothing better than Great Memories with great folks."

- Bill Marlow
  St. Paul, MN


"I'm writing to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for allowing the Wassman family to enjoy the Oak Tree Lodge. Because of your kindness and generocity- seven hunters - and spouses enjoyed a weekend of hunting, eating and tons of laughs! We were given the "royal treatment" by all the staff and often needed to pinch ourselves to be sure that we were not dreaming!"

- Wassman Family
  Twin Cities, MN


"The pheasant hunting was great! Food was wonderful, but the hospitality topped it all."

- Gerry Rodeen
  Pheasants Forever National Board Member