Become your part of the history of this expanse where many eons ago dinosaurs hunted, American Indians had winter villages beside the river for centuries, the Hudson Bay Company located their southernmost agency in the early nineteenth century, the ruins remain of several homesteading families who worked the land, and the very place where the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant was first introduced in South Dakota over a hundred years ago.
Each of your Daybreak hunting trips will be led by the veteran Pine Shadows huntsmen and their Orvis Endorsed springer spaniels. The springers will find, flush and retrieve birds for you while the knowledge, skills, and friendliness of your guides will ensure a safe and productive day of wingshooting. You are most welcome to bring your well-behaved hunting dog along also.
Certainly the foundation of your Daybreak hunting experience are the tremendous wingshooting grounds. Establishing and maintaining this the habitat plan is a dynamic tool involving year around planning and implementation with CRP, marshes, waterways, crop rotation, food plots, pest control, field roads, and shelter belts. The results include plentiful populations of upland game and a variety of accessible hunting areas.
There are also attractive facilities to enhance your visit. The POST (est. 1822) is our hunters’ headquarters for lunches and after hunt receptions.
A trap shooting range, locker rooms, and the Hudson House fireplace and dining rooms add to your comfort.
Overnighting guests are comfortable in the Hudson House with its four bedrooms and four baths or in the newly finished Loft with its four suites and great room.
Brown County is well served by the Aberdeen Regional Airport. Skywest Airlines, a Delta partner, has two or three commercial flights daily. For your convenience Daybreak is pleased to provide complimentary airport shuttle service.
Besides commercial flights, Aberdeen has three FBOs. We do most of our dealings with the Aberdeen Flying Service, 605.225.1384, as they also have operated out of Brainerd, Minnesota and we have known them for years. You can fly your plane into Aberdeen and they will take great care of you. Another possibility would be for their charter to meet your group in another city and bring all directly to Aberdeen.
There is pheasant hunting history waiting for you at Daybreak. You will hunt over Pine Shadows Springers pursuing wild ringnecks on nearly seven thousand contiguous acres of private land. Your small group of hunters will flush scores of pheasants on each pass through intensively managed habitats of grasses, sorghum, corn, cattails, dry marshes, treelines and CRP.
All inclusive, three day hunting adventures are around $3,000 per person for a group of 6 to 8 hunters. Just about everything is included: meals, lodging, beverages, airport shuttle, ammunition, guides, dogs, field transportation, bird processing, clay targets, even a gun should you need one.
As an all-inclusive lodge Daybreak provides ample fare which is created daily by our on-site Executive Chef Rachel Hogan. In her fifth season here Hogan, who trained at the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Denver, is not only a talented chef; she has grown up in the sporting tradition of bird dogs. Rachel is an upland sporting enthusiast as an owner/operator of two English Springer Spaniels, TUCKER and HENRY. Rachel both hunts and field trials her springers.
Rachel is quite popular beyond Pine Shadows Daybreak. She had her story and her recipe for Elk Sliders published in the Summer 2014 USA Today Hunt&Fish magazine. In 2015 she was in Hollywood competing on Food Network chef competition series, Guys Grocery Games. Rachel placed second!
Call or Email Mark Haglin at 218.821-1295 to find a place on the fall calendar. You can be chasing pheasants from September until Christmas here at Daybreak.