Early Season Hunting Fun at Buffalo Butte Ranch

Early Season Hunting Fun at Buffalo Butte Ranch

Early Season Hunting Fun at Buffalo Butte Ranch

October 07, 2012 by

Buffalo Butte Ranch hosts an annual Joe Sommers memorial hunt each year.  This is the 6th annual hunt Buffalo Butte Ranch had the honor of hosting to celebrate Joe Sommers' life and remember him through what he enjoyed doing. Buffalo Butte Ranch also invited out 3plains to shoot a promo video for Buffalo Butte Ranch.

The Pheasant Hunt

We brought along two close friends, Nick and Benton who are two seasoned pheasant hunters always ready for a little early season primer. Nick has two black labs (Homer & Ranger) who got a little warm up work before the big South Dakota pheasant opener.

Ben discusses film from the plot.

Catching the action on film.

Ryan and Benton pushing the CRP plot.

Filming the action.

Birds were hot out of this plot.

Guides Dillon and Ray.

Nick & Benton... "Have at it Hoss"

Filming with a hunter in the background.

The group.


Having Fun

We limited out in about 3-4 hours each day which wasn't too bad for early season pheasant hunting, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the lodge entertainment and company.

We sat out on the Buffalo Butte Lodge deck and watched this cock fight for 10 minutes.

Nick is focused and ready. What's irritating is that we got an whooping from Nick & Co. the game before.

Prairie Dog Hunting

The second day, we decided to stray from the group a bit with Dillon Springer (son of Colleen and Marshall Springer of Buffalo Butte Lodge) and shoot a few prairie dogs. Nick and Benton lit the rifles up a bit.

Nick and Benton shooting while our photographer spots for dogs.

Nick's JP Custom Auto 204 takes a breather

Dillon said prairie dogs rarely go for standing water, so we were startled when Dillon said: "Guys!" after spotting these two dogs out in no mans land.

Nick didn't hesitate with his 204 and popped dog #1.

Before I could take a breath, Nick took dog #2. And Boom goes the dynamite!


A special thanks to: Marshall Springer, Colleen Springer, Dillon Springer, Nick and Benton.

Until the next hunting trip!

- Ryan

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