Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year
At Paul Nelson Farm we pride ourselves in providing nothing but the best. From unrivaled hunting, five star lodging, and genial hospitality – the Paul Nelson Farm experience is like no other. We have been honored to receive the Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year Award twice, but our greatest joy is receiving compliments from our wonderful clients.

Below are some of their testimonials pulled from the Orvis.com website. We encourage you to read more by visiting the Orvis Website.

I enjoyed Pheasant Hunting this year at the Paul Nelson Farm. It was the hunting equivalent of sitting at the 50-yard line at the Super Bowl! Where do you go from here? Except for a return, everything else is downhill!

This year is my third year visiting Paul Nelson Farms. To give a little insite on my first visit two years ago – remember the freak early blizzard in S Dakota that killed all the cows. That was the weekend WE hunted. WOW the weather was absolutely horrible. Our group shot over 900 birds that weekend. INCREDIBLE every yr since has just been better and better

Trip of a Lifetime

My 15th trip and I would give Paul and his staff a 5+ star rating each time. I know when bringing guests Paul will exceed their expectations. I’m proud to be a long time customer; and already booked back for next year, that should say it all! RogerC

Best of the Best

This was my second hunt at Paul Nelson. Once again, they exceeded expectations across the board (and especially in terms of bird count). I’ve been hunting pheasant in SD for the last decade (and used to own part of a lodge). This is by far the best experience out there.

Awesome Hunt

If you are an avid pheasant hunter then the Paul Nelson Farm is the closest thing to heaven on earth

Pheasant Hunt

Where to start when describing our experience at Paul Nelson Farm? The Nelsons treat you like family from the moment you arrive. The accommodations are second to none! I would call the PNF lodge the Ritz Carleton on the Prairie, but the RC has a ways to go to equal this place. Food? As good as we’ve ever had – anywhere. The staff is exceptional and we really enjoyed the other guests even though that wasn’t why we were there. Wingshooting at Paul Nelson Farm is the best we’ve ever experienced. The hunting experience at PNF is the finest you find. It’s something you’ll enjoy long after you return home.


I’ve been to SD 6x hunting pheasant. This is the nicest place in the state. Great people, wonderful guides and perfect for a high end corporate gathering. Craft beers, nice wine etc. I’ll be back..

Top Notch!

Just got back from Paul Nelson Farm. We had a group of about 30 people. As always, the hunt was fantastic. Plenty of pheasants and chukars. As is always the case, the Nelson family and staff are the best hosts imaginable. The guides and dogs are a real pleasure to work with. We will be going back next year.

10th Year at Paul Nelson Farm

More birds, fantastic private lodging, delicious food, amazing hunts! If you are lucky enough to hunt at Paul Nelson Farm, you will yearn to return. This place was unsurpassed before and gets even better every year. We will be back again; absolutely incredible.

Incredible - Better then any other

We have been hunting at the Paul Nelson Farm for the last 20 years and are signed up for next year!

20th Year at the Paul Nelson Farm

5 Stars to Paul Nelson Farm for their great pheasant hunting. The lodge is beyond compare as are the meals and service. The guides, the dogs, everything about Paul Nelson Farm is first class.

Best Pheasant Hunt!

Hunt was fantastic. Guides and dogs were excellent. Food was great. Facilities were spectacular.

Great Experience

Paul and the entire team at PNF make you feel like family as you get to relax and enjoy pheasant hunting in beautiful SD. Special hint get up before dawn and take a walk around the farm. The amount of life is amazing and the sunrise will blow you away.

Still the Best Place

The Nelson’s operate a first class experience with wonderful employees and plenty of birds.

Paul Nelson Farm - 1st Class

An extraordinary pre-season hunt with Paul and family. Might be the best hunting lodge experience I’ve ever had. No detail is overlooked. Lots of birds and lots of great dogs to find them.

Great Experience

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