The Story Meet the owner, Will Stone, and get some history of the land.  
  Shooting Great action of pheasants flying.  


"Don't Choke" Most ringtail pheasants flush within forty yards. Loose the choke and increase your chances of a take down shot.

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Pheasant hunting memories are waiting to be made in South Dakota on over 800 acres of prime grassland, shelter belts, sweet clover and wetlands. Stone Hill is the perfect place for your pheasant hunting adventure. View our gallery of beautiful pictures, and then compare our rates and you will be certain a Stone Hill South Dakota pheasant hunt is right for you.

It is hard to believe that we will be beginning our 31 year this fall. Our goal over the years was and continues to be, offering a natural bird hunting experience at a reasonable fee. Managing and maintaining our habitat continues to be a priority.

Gate City Lodge features 10 rooms with private baths with a TV lounge area on each end. A 28 X 40 meeting /dinning area with a kitchen is available in the lower level. The lodge is open all year long.

Rates include hunting fees, game cleaning fees, lodging, buffet breakfast and taxes. Licenses are not included due to the four levels of licenses available. You may purchase the license you want when you arrive or you can purchase it on line at www.sdgfp.info.com .

Hunting season starts on September 1 and runs until March 31.  We encourage you to book early to secure the dates that work out for your group.

We want to thank you for your past patronage and look forward to being of service to you again. We continue to be one of the best values in the state of South Dakota.




Wow!! 58 years of developing great habitat and over 50 years of providing great pheasant hunts. We want to thank all who came and enjoyed our hunting opportunities last fall. Thank you for making this the most successful season ever. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Most of you know we became Stone's Conservation Acres LLP doing business as South Dakota Pheasant Hunts and Gate City Lodge. It was a way to transition to the 3rd generation while continuing to provide great habitat and great hunting unabated. Heath and Chad do most of the guiding with Will filling in the gaps. Heath's dog River is now a seasoned veteran and Chad's Daisy has her first full season in the books. Zack and Bates are happy to hop in your truck and hunt their hearts out for you. Of course, your dogs are always welcome.

5 years ago we purchased a tree spade and have transplanted over 200 tree into 6 rows. This will continue to be an every year project

We hope to have our new retirement home/lodge completed by fall. Upper level will be our home with the lower level having 4 to 5 rooms with up to 10 beds , and a kitchenette dining area exiting out ground level to our 5 acre lake.We plan on 6 to 10 campsites and a couple of cabins in the near future. someone told me that is a pretty ambitious project for an :old fart". I have no idea who they were talking about.

Again we want to thank you for hunting with us. If you haven't already book for fall and you have dates in mind, you need to call and book them with a deposit. Depending on the time of year we are able to handle some unbooked hunts. Any questions see the contact info on this web site.

Older News

We are excited to see the August 2016 issue of Gun Dog Magazine which had a feature article on our operation. 

Read The Article

After a dry spring we have begun to get some rain and all the habitat is looking great. We are beginning to see some coveys of pheasants. Hunting is just around the corner and dates are filling in, October is heavily booked. Many days are available in Sept. and Nov. and Dec. If you have any dates in mind call. If you have your own dogs, we have some flexibility in booking your hunts..


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