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Excerpt #3 from the Thunderstik History Book. The history book is available now!

Excerpt #3 from the Thunderstik History Book. The history book is available now!

October 14, 2021 by

Excited about a successful first season, Chuck, Harold and Bill always looked ahead for ways to improve and add to The Stik's program each successive year.

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Excerpt #2 from our upcoming Thunderstik History Book

Excerpt #2 from our upcoming Thunderstik History Book

July 29, 2021 by

Why was Chamberlain the spot chosen for this hunting lodge dream? As the vision for this lodge was "to offer the very finest pheasant hunting experience in the country," Chamberlain was ideal. It's in the heart of the highest pheasant population in South Dakota, referred to as the Golden Triangle.

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The Earliest Days of Thunderstik Lodge

The Earliest Days of Thunderstik Lodge

July 19, 2021 by

Here is an excerpt from the Thunderstik History Book that we have just published.  We will be publishing excerpts in our blog and the history book will be available in Fall 2021.  Pre-order your book by emailing jane@thunderstik.com

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Danger: Do Not Proceed- How the Color Purple Sends This Message to Outdoor Enthusiasts

Danger: Do Not Proceed- How the Color Purple Sends This Message to Outdoor Enthusiasts

June 30, 2021 by

Danger- DO NOT PROCEED is what this purple means. You are thinking, “I don’t see a NO TRESPASSING sign”, so what is the problem?

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Time to Kick Back, sit and enjoy an extraordinary Charcuterie board and a Glass of Wine: Mom’s Dream Mother’s Day Gift!

Time to Kick Back, sit and enjoy an extraordinary Charcuterie board and a Glass of Wine: Mom’s Dream Mother’s Day Gift!

April 25, 2021 by

Our Mother's Day package includes a delicious array of meats, artisan crackers, and fig preserves to create a delicious charcuterie board.

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The Ultimate Thirst Quencher is a specially brewed Craft Beer!

The Ultimate Thirst Quencher is a specially brewed Craft Beer!

April 21, 2021 by

Whether you are out mowing the lawn, trekking through the fields on a Pheasant Hunt, playing a game of Golf or Tennis, you surely must be working up a thirst! Let us help you get rid of that parched feeling by offering you a quality, small batch brewed Craft Beer.

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3-24 March Madness from Gage Outdoor Expeditions

3-24 March Madness from Gage Outdoor Expeditions

March 25, 2021 by

Check out this hot 3-24 March Madness from Gage Outdoor Expeditions...

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Introduction to Captain Garrett Bordson, one of the Thunderstik Guides

Introduction to Captain Garrett Bordson, one of the Thunderstik Guides

November 25, 2020 by

A Sagittarius that lucked out making a living in the outdoors.  All bird hunting is my passion, but let’s talk turkey!

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Thank you, Governor Kristi Noem and the great state of South Dakota, for all you do for us!

Thank you, Governor Kristi Noem and the great state of South Dakota, for all you do for us!

November 04, 2020 by

Thank you, Governor Kristi Noem and the great state of South Dakota, for all you do for us!

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Spotlight on Carey Story from Thunderstik Lodge

Spotlight on Carey Story from Thunderstik Lodge

October 28, 2020 by

Started out as one of Grandpas bird dogs and worked he's way up ...

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Spotlight Thunderstik Guide with Todd Engel

Spotlight Thunderstik Guide with Todd Engel

August 24, 2020 by

Guide fishermen in the summer and also has a cattle ranch.  Loves to call ducks, geese, coyotes and fish in new bodies of water.

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Spotlight on Garrett Bordon from Thunderstik Lodge

Spotlight on Garrett Bordon from Thunderstik Lodge

August 12, 2020 by

Garrett Bordon birthday blast!

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Support Wetlands Conservation on Your Next Upland Hunt

Support Wetlands Conservation on Your Next Upland Hunt

March 19, 2020 by

Gage Outdoor Expeditions is proud to offer unique pheasant hunting experiences to DU supporters at local events across the county ...

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Liquor, Wine, Beer & Cocktail List

Liquor, Wine, Beer & Cocktail List

February 19, 2020 by

Here is the Thunderstik Lodge Liquor, Wine, Beer & Cocktail List

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Gage Outdoor and Historic Thunderstik Lodge Heads to Texas for Helicopter Hog Hunting

Gage Outdoor and Historic Thunderstik Lodge Heads to Texas for Helicopter Hog Hunting

January 23, 2020 by

(Minneapolis, MN): Gage Outdoor Expeditions, a global leader in hunting and fishing trips around the world, announces their newest lodge in Texas specializing in Helicopter Hog Hunting. Owner John Kalan searched the foothills of Texas to find the perfect location for hunting, lodging and state of the art helicopters.

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Pheasant Recipes From Thunderstik Lodge

Pheasant Recipes From Thunderstik Lodge

January 13, 2020 by

4-6 pheasant breasts skinned and boned.  Dust with flour and season with salt and pepper.  Brown in skillet in half butter and half canola oil until light brown.  Place in casserole and cover with sauce.  Cover and bake for 2 hours in 300° oven.

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Hackin', Healin' and Shotguns on the South Dakota Plains

Hackin', Healin' and Shotguns on the South Dakota Plains

November 10, 2019 by

I write this to you from the wide open plains near Chamberlain, South Dakota. It is a vast area where you get the feeling you could walk for the rest of your days, look back and still see where you started. It’s empty and beautiful at the same time, mile upon mile of rolling prairie and five times a day I expect to see a herd of buffalo come galloping over a rise. It is a very different place for the guy from the southern Appalachians.

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Argentina Duck & Dove Hunting - 2019 Packages

Argentina Duck & Dove Hunting - 2019 Packages

March 20, 2019 by

2018 was one of our best years to date in Argentina! The hunts were amazing from duck to dove to perdiz and pigeon. The 2019 season is off to a great start with several successful hunts already underway and our 2019 calendar filling fast. We still have openings at many of our estancias so contact us today for open dates and book your Argentina Adventure.

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1ST ANNUAL ROOSTER ROUND UP AT THUNDERSTIK LODGE!

1ST ANNUAL ROOSTER ROUND UP AT THUNDERSTIK LODGE!

March 03, 2019 by

Please join us for the 1st Annual Thunderstrik late season Rooster Roundup! Nesting habitat is vital to our overall bird population and competition for food is at an all time high. Help us send our nesting hens into the spring season as healthy as possible by reducing the competition for food by eliminating as many roosters as possible before the season ends.

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Argentina Hosted Hunt with Carey Story of Thunderstik Lodge

Argentina Hosted Hunt with Carey Story of Thunderstik Lodge

February 17, 2019 by

Join Thunderstik’s Legendary Carey Story as he travels to Argentina on a waterfowl & high volume dove hunting adventure. This destination has been producing consistent high-quality shoots for ages and is one of the preferred global wing-shooting destinations. Come along and enjoy world class wing shooting, fine dining and the relaxing Argentina culture! Space is limited! 

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South Dakota Walleye Fishing

South Dakota Walleye Fishing

February 07, 2013 by

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

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

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2012 Pheasant Hunting Report

2012 Pheasant Hunting Report

September 10, 2012 by

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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