Daybreak is located in Brown County, South
Dakota, about a half hour north of Aberdeen. Historically, the land was
the birthplace of Wanata, a Sioux Indian famous
for his contributions to the British in the War of 1812. Also on this
site in the 19th century was the Campbell Fur Post, the southernmost
agency in North America of The Hudson Bay Trading Company.
Pheasants Forever wildlife biologists designed and implemented a
habitat plan for the acreage which resulted in a diverse and amazingly
abundant game population that includes whitetail deer, wild turkey, sharptail grouse, puddle ducks, and ring-necked
pheasants. The project was awarded the Izaak
Walton League’s Wildlife Habitat
Award of 2004.
In 2010, Daybreak was recognized as an ORVIS Endorsed Wingshooting
Over seven miles of the Elm River valley traverse the property
providing all season food, water and habitat for wild game.
In addition, hundreds of acres of CRP, numerous duck sloughs and
waterways, sorghum food plots, and fourteen miles of wildlife tree strips
are scattered about the grain fields.
Just as there are abundant areas to hunt, there are abundant areas in
which the game can hide. Many birds will be seen, limits are common. But
our hunters agree, the pursuit is not a “shoot”, rather it is definitely