Premier Pheasant Hunting

South Dakota is the land of great faces and great places. Rivett Refuge Preserve is one of these great places.

  • At the Rivett Refuge Preserve we farm for pheasants!
  • 7,000 acres of South Dakota’s finest pheasant hunting!
  • Extensive stands of trees, many over 20 years old!
  • A special team of individuals that are the best at creating natural wild bird habitats!
  • Flowing wells piped to sloughs and ponds provide water all year long!
  • Guides with years of experience will provide the best safety and excitement!
  • 12-18 well trained and seasoned gun dogs!
  • Guest kennels available if you choose to bring your own dog!
  • Unique enclosed five-stand clay shooting range!
  • Four birds per day!
  • The Rivett Preserve can tailor your hunt to your needs and expectations!

Three Types of Hunts

- traditional -

wild bird

walking grass, corn, sorghum, trees and sloughs

- european -

driven hunt

European hunt with high winds and fast pace

- small bore -


410 and 28ga with pointers/great for both youth and experienced hunters

the rivett guarantee

We’ve implemented a policy to ensure that your stay at the Rivett Refuge Preserve will be a memorable one. If not, your next stay is free. No strings attached, no loopholes. If you didn't enjoy your stay thoroughly for whatever reason, you stay free next time, on us.


At the Rivett Refuge Preserve our sporting clay shoots are a blast. The shoot not only fine tunes your accuracy, but reminds us about safety in the field. You will find our enclosed five-stand shooting range to be challenging to say the least. If you are a new shooter our staff at the Rivett Refuge Preserve will be happy to instruct you accordingly. Safety is the most important factor in the sport of hunting. The Rivett Refuge Preserve has a perfect safety record. Our diligence and concern for safety will keep your group coming back year after year.

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