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South Dakota invites Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor industries

April 29, 2013 by Ben Holbrook

From state to state and coast to coast, the gun debate control rages on, causing much frustration and derision on both sides of the coin. To say it is a heated issue would be a severe understatement. Nevertheless, South Dakota sees this as an opportunity in this debate to boost the state economy by inviting Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor industries by relocating to the Mount Rushmore State.

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Wounded Warrior Hunt 2013

Wounded Warrior Hunt 2013

March 25, 2013 by Ben Holbrook

Thunderstik Lodge had the honor of hosting a pheasant hunt with some real heroes this spring. It was great to meet Rory Dunn and spend some time with him hunting and socializing in South Dakota. Jim Mazlowski, Rory, Stan(Rory's father) and I had a great time chasing after some spring pheasants in the sloppy South Dakota snow.

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Coporate Hunting Trips

Coporate Hunting Trips

February 27, 2013 by Ben Holbrook

With the lowest unemployment in the USA, North Dakota has enjoyed an economic boom unlike any other in recent memory. The Bakken Formation oil fields last year produced 113 million barrels of oil-moving North Dakota from 9th to 4th in oil production. Where there were once towns floundering, in danger of becoming ghost towns, new building and economic growth has changed the landscape of the prairie.

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South Dakota Walleye Fishing

South Dakota Walleye Fishing

February 07, 2013 by Ben Holbrook

As a booking agent, Gage Outdoor Expeditions has been an unbiased source for fisherman for many years. In the past, Canada had been the destination for anglers to chase after walleye, pike, lake trout and smallmouth bass. We send customers to lodges that fit their budget, to catch the species they are after.

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Thunderstik Lodge – Cast & Blast 2012

Thunderstik Lodge – Cast & Blast 2012

January 03, 2013 by Ben Holbrook

The crew spent the first two days filming pheasant hunting and habitats with our Thunderstik guests.

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Forecast

September 12, 2012 by Ben Holbrook

2012 South Dakota Pheasant Forecast - 2012 pheasant counts up from 2011. Annual August pheasant brood counts in South Dakota indicate that the statewide pheasant population is up from last year, and that should equate to an excellent pheasant season this fall.

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2012 Pheasant Hunting Report

September 10, 2012 by Ben Holbrook

As most people know by now South Dakota has been in drought conditions for most of the summer. For example, we had less than half an inch of rain in July. With that kind of news, we have been getting calls from some of our hunters asking about what we think the hunting conditions are going to be like this fall.

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