Only the Very Best at Ringneck Retreat, LLC Hitchcock, South Dakota
Ringneck Retreat offers hunters and guests a truly wild bird hunting experience. Flushing from the open South Dakota fields like a rooster pheasant in fall 2006, our six�"bedroom, four�"bathroom lodge can accommodate up to 17 bird hunters.

Active Adventure

At Ringneck Retreat, we never manufacture a hunting experience. We’re not a fenced-in preserve, and we don’t raise animals for you to shoot. Instead, we simply share our incredible 2500 acres with guests, so you can enjoy a truly wild hunt alongside our expert guides and elite bird dogs. Every animal you see on our hunts is wild, including pheasants, snow geese, deer, coyotes, jackrabbits, and fox. We want you to experience a real hunt that challenges you, not an easy day chasing pen"raised birds.

2015 Pheasant hunt at Ringeck Retreat

Typical Day

Our guides plan a unique hunt for each group, based on guests’ desires and experience levels. We’re happy to accommodate everyone from guests who prefer a more relaxing hunt to guest who aren’t afraid of a little cold weather (possibly snow) and like the fast action adrenaline pumping hunt that we see in the late season. On these hunts the birds are educated, easily spooked, and bunched up so things happen quickly, meaning that there is some strategic planning required to get everyone into shooting positions. If you like high, fast flying shots then the late season is for you. Give it a try and test your shooting abilities. Because we have 2500 acres of prime hunting land " nearly 5000 acres overall " guests rarely cover the same terrain twice in a hunt. As you traverse through our expansive CRP grasslands, shelter belts, small weed patches, slues, and food plots of corn and milo, you’ll experience a variety of prime habitats that provide for a challenging hunt.

Ringneck Retreat Front View

Map & Directions

369 Cedar Street, Hitchcock, South Dakota 57348

Points of Interest
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369 Cedar Street, Hitchcock, South Dakota

Nearby Attractions and Services

12 milesNearest Gas Station
2 blocksRumorz Bar
3 blocksDK's Cafe


  • Reservations Required

Age range, type of group

All ages welcome, our guests can also request exclusive use of the lodge for either group. Special rates apply.

2015 Pheasant hunt at Ringeck Retreat

Sleeping and meals

When you finish pheasant hunting, relax in the comfortable, yet rustic, atmosphere of our hunting lodge. Flushing from the open South Dakota fields like a rooster pheasant in fall 2006, our six"bedroom, four"bathroom lodge can accommodate up to 17 bird hunters. With log walls, imposing log staircases lined with wild pheasant mounts, and a breathtaking South Dakota views from our two and half story wall of windows, you’ll feel close to South Dakota's wild nature even when you’re relaxing indoors. Yet our staff brings a bit of elegance to your get"away as well, with delicious home"cooked meals and all of the amenities you’ll need to feel at home.

2015 Pheasant hunt at Ringeck Retreat

Other Information

In addition to pheasant hunting, we also offer spring snow goose, prairie dog, predator (coyote and fox), mourning dove hunts, and fall waterfowl hunts, as well as fishing. Chuckar partridge hunts are available upon request. For information about hunting seasons and fishing at Ringneck Retreat, see seasons and availability.

2015 KKIDS Fall Waterfowl Youth Hunt


Darik Tschetter  (View Profile)
Darik Tschetter, Expert Field Guide and Owner of Ringneck Retreat
has thirty years of experience working the farms at Ringneck Retreat and hunting. Teacher and mentor Harvey Tschetter, who is also his father, showed Darik at an early age the thrill of and respect for the nature that surrounds him. Their shared passion for nature inspired the humble beginnings of Ringneck Retreat, and these roots still hold strong. Darik’s love for the hunt is backed by his clear vision for the strategy needed to hunt wild game. Prior to opening Ringneck Retreat to the public, he enjoyed a career as a big game guide, chasing bear, elk, birds, deer, and other animals. Friends and guests alike often contact Darik for advice on hunting, appreciating his wealth of diverse hunting knowledge. Darik feels a strong sense of pride knowing that he gives each of his guests the very best hunting experience he can create every day, and he has instilled that same spirit in the entire Ringneck Retreat team.

Darik Tschetter
Ringneck Retreat, LLC
369 Cedar Street
Hitchcock, South Dakota 57348
United States

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