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Pearl Creek Pheasant Haven

$5,900,000 Huron, SD 951± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Located 12 miles southeast of Huron, the Pearl Creek Pheasant Haven can only be described as one of the premier destinations for pheasant hunting. The Farm consists of 951± deeded acres and adjoins an 850± acre USFW waterfowl production area. Pearl Creek meanders through the property along with the prime habitat, including trees, shrubs, native grassland, food plots, ponds, and farm ground. Not only is the pheasant hunting premier, but deer hunting is also exceptional with the property only a short distance from the famed James River Valley. Pearl Creek Pheasant Haven is highlighted by a 4,500 square foot lodge overlooking a pond and has never been commercially hunted. After a successful day of hunting, the views from the lodge deck are breathtaking as the sun touches the horizon.

Just the Facts

  • 951.35± deeded acres
  • 721± acres current tillable
  • 4,500 square foot lodge
  • 5,500 square foot heated/insulated shop
  • Two miles of Pearl creek
  • Adjacent to 600-acre game preserve
  • World-class pheasant habitat and hunting
  • Numerous ponds and sloughs
  • Superb deer and waterfowl hunting
  • High capacity irrigation well
  • Abundant tree groves
  • Shooting range

General Description

As you drive up to the lodge, you notice that the primary focus of the Farm has been pheasant hunting. The owners have focused an incredible amount of money and sweat equity into making the property as wildlife-friendly as can be done. The Farm has numerous planted food plots throughout the property that are strategically placed near tree/shrub lines. Tree species are mainly native cottonwood, ash, cedar, Russian olive, and chokecherry bushes. As Pearl Creek meanders through the property, it provides water and habitat for wildlife as well. Currently, the tillable farm ground is leased out along with the rangeland along Pearl Creek, which provides a nice income stream. The property has never been hunted commercially, allowing for a good native population of ringnecks. A highlight of the property is the 4,500 square foot lodge that overlooks a marsh and pond. The lodge provides a place for hosting social gatherings after a long successful hunt. The Farm contains a perfect mix of hunting opportunities along with income potential. 

Broker's Comments

If you want the absolute best pheasant hunting in the country, then Pearl Creek Pheasant Haven is the place to be. The 951± acres of prime hunting ground adjacent to an 850± acre USFW waterfowl production area, rich un-harvested crops of grain with sloughs, hollows, and creeks as far as the eye can see. Simply a game bird paradise! Spend a day chasing ringnecks with your canine companions, then enjoy a breathtaking view from the lodge as you take the chill off by warming in the hot tub. You can see the Owner’s pride and detail in every inch and acre of this property. A real sportsman’s paradise.

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Location

From Huron, drive eight miles east on Highway 14 to the town of Cavour. At Cavour, turn south onto paved road 409th Avenue. Continue south of 409 Avenue for ten miles to 218th street, then take a right and drive one mile west to the property then a quarter mile south to the headquarters. 

Locale

Huron, population over 13,000, is the pheasant hunting mecca of South Dakota and lays claim to the world’s largest iconic pheasant. Hunters from all over travel to northeast South Dakota to chase the ringneck pheasant, along with enjoying the friendly people and breathtaking open country views. The Huron area is predominately farming country with cattle operations as well, with all catering to hunters. Huron provides all necessary amenities including an airport supporting a 7,200 foot runway capable of all jet service. 

Click here to learn more about hunting in Huron, South Dakota.

Climate

The high temperatures range in the mid to low 80’s for the summer months, and the coldest winter months are usually in the upper 20’s to mid 40’s. January is the coldest month, with an average high of 27 degrees and July the warmest at 86 degrees. The average precipitation is 23 inches. 

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

  • 951.35± deeded acres
  • 721± current tillable acres
  • 165± rangeland along Pearl Creek
  • 5± acres building site
  • 60± acres trees, shrubs, and ponds

Deeded Acres: 951±
Total Acres: 951±

Improvements

Pearl Creek Pheasant Haven is highlighted with a 4,500 square foot lodge that was built in 2014. The main floor features a large gathering room with a towering fireplace. It is an open concept with the kitchen just off the main gathering room. The room has extensive windows providing amazing views of the property. The main floor also has a master suite with its own private bathroom. Overlooking the great room is a balcony that has several bedrooms and another master suite with a private bathroom and balcony with a grand view. The basement has a full-service kitchen complete with dishwasher, stove, and fridge along with three bedrooms and two baths. The basement unit can be a stand-alone residence or guest house. The lodge also includes laundry and workout rooms along with a three-car oversized attached garage. Nestled a short distance from the lodge is a hot tub building featuring wall windows for a 360-degree view of the property. Also, on the property is a 110’X50’ steel shop. The shop is split into three parts, including a heated/cooled room complete with bathroom and plumbing for a kitchen and set up for processing wild game. The middle part of the shop is heated and contains a gun and ammo storage room. The north side is for vehicle/ATV storage and has concrete flooring. The house and shop have a backup Kohler generator to provide electricity during a power outage. All construction is professionally done and maintained. This is truly a top-notch set up whether it be a private residence or used commercially. 

Water Resources

The main water feature is Pearl Creek, which meanders through the property over two miles. There are several ponds throughout the property with the largest setting just west of the lodge. The ponds provide good waterfowl habitat and critical water for the wildlife. Also, there is a high capacity well that is still permitted for center pivot irrigation but not currently used. The building site has a private shallow well, artisan well, and mid-Dakota rural water that are all connected for backup resources.

Mineral Rights

All seller owned mineral rights will be transferred to buyer.

Taxes

Annual property taxes are estimated at $21,628.84 based upon past years.

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Wildlife Resources

Wildlife is the highlight of the property. My hat is off to the current owners who have developed world-class pheasant habitat that also enhances all other wildlife. With strategic planting of milo/sorghum food plots along with native tall-grass prairie, creek bottoms, hayfields, tree, and shrub plantings, all I can say is pheasants, pheasants, pheasants. There is enough habitat that you do not have to worry about pheasants getting pressured over to the neighbors’ property, rather the neighbors’ pheasants taking up refuge on your property. Along with the pheasants, good number of deer and waterfowl. There have been numerous trophy whitetail deer taken and rarely does a tag go unfilled. 

Click here to view a video of a whitetail deer bow hunt on the property.

Click here to view a video of a hunt on Pearl Creek with the landowner and farm manager.

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