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I have had the opportunity to hunt with Chris Peterson of Dakota Hunting Trips many times in the last few years.  I also have plans to hunt with this organization and others that he represents in the future as well.  Whether you plan to hunt big game, birds or just want to relax with a prairie dog shoot, Chris always has everything organized and under control.  From the time you plan and book your hunt to completing your adventure, everything is taken care of and communicated to you so you can be assured everything that is controllable in a hunt is.  I highly recommend looking into what Chris and Dakota Hunting Trips has available and allowing Chris and his group to provide you an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

Ron Storck


I've been on 2 Turkey Hunts with Dakota Hunting Trips and the hunting is unbelievable the accommodations are first class and Chris does his homework and will put you on the game!
Fixing to book my third strait year for turkeys.

Guy Adams


In 2003 I was watching the Outdoor Channel.  The show on was Dez Young and his setter Hank
From I believe Oregon. The show is now Dez and Dash.  They travel around the country hunting
For birds in many locations. They were at a ranch in South Dakota which looked great and the owner stated they also offered a few deer hunts. I called the rancher and was referred to Dakota Hunting Trips. That was how I became acquainted with Chris and Eric, who subsequently left for military reasons. We have returned each year and this year at last we hopefully will get to meet Chris in person. This has been a very good relationship. The hunting where we go is very good however should something happen that changes that we will see what else Chris suggests. Chris offers great value and knowledge and is the real deal. I would be glad to visit with prospective clients. 

Eric Shields 
New York


I want to thank you and your staff for a great time for my son and I on our hunt.  My son recently graduated from high school and I asked what he wanted to do for graduation and Dakota Hunting Trips was at the top of his list.  This was our second hunt with your company and we enjoyed it very much.  We enjoyed the cabin and meeting and talking with other hunters as well.  We even woke up one morning to see an antelope just outside our cabin.  We will be planning another trip and you will be the one we will call.

Michael Strawser


I have had the pleasure of hunting with Chris Peterson of Dakota Hunting Trips and others that he represents since 2005 and will continue to do so for a long time. Chris will take control and organize the hunt of your choosing from big game to birds to prairie dogs, archery,muzzle loader,rifle,or shotgun. He does an excellent job. I highly recommend giving Chris of Dakota Hunting Trips and his group a chance  to secure your next hunt of a lifetime.  

New York


I’ve been able to hunt all over North America, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico, and I would have to say that Chris Petersen with Dakota Hunting Trips has got to be one of the best operations that I have been able to hunt with.  Talk about first class!  WOW!  Chris is a very honest, hard-working, dedicated person that focuses on giving you nothing less than an unbelievable experience that you will always remember! From the beginning to the end has time after time been a flawless and seamless experience. I have hunted with Chris several times and been successful on every trip.  The quantity and quality of game has been off-the-charts, along with the turn-key operation that Chris runs.  His assistance in applying for the proper tags, and in some cases actually applying for me has been worth every penny spent with Chris and Dakota Hunting Trips.  Chris has done a wonderful job at providing the best experience from the time that I arrived down to the very last hour of the hunt.  His entire focus has proven time and time again to be ME, the Hunter, and nothing else! The main thing that I have also noticed with Chris and his operation has been, that no matter if you are hunting Mule Deer, Whitetail, Antelope, or Birds, there has never been a shortage of animals and or shot opportunity.  He has known the areas that I have hunted very well and has always had me in the best position to have the highest success opportunity every time that I have hunted with him.  It has never been if you are going to see the animals you are hunting, but which one you want to hunt. If you are looking to hunt anything that Chris Petersen with Dakota Hunting Trips has to offer, there is no reason to look any further.  Trust me, if you book once, you will book again!  Believe me, you will have no regrets and a hunting trip that you will always remember! Thanks  for all of the memories Chris.  I have enjoyed some of the most memorable hunting experiences of my life! I’ll be back as often as I can!

Sincerely, Josh Harris  
Josh Harris
Owner / Hunting/Fishing Consultant
Worldwide Trophy Adventures


I met Chris Peterson at the Harrisburg Sportsman's Show in Feb 2009. We had hunted pheasants in South Dakota that fall and had been less than satisfied with the area and the number of birds that we saw. This was partly due to weather conditions and crop harvesting delays so rather than chance it happening again we decided to look at other areas to hunt in South Dakota. I only talked with Chris for a brief time but he outlined the type of hunts that were available and mentioned that we would be hunting wild pheasants, sharp tailed grouse and prairie chicken, all of which sounded much better given the fact that the pheasant season opens at 12 noon on opening day and 10 in the morning on the days following so adding additional birds to hunt would help make our trip and time more enjoyable. After looking at the different packages and talking to my group we booked the hunt for October 2010.

We have taken many hunts over the years and sadly some never live up to the promises and expectations given when the hunt is booked. This was most certainly not the case in booking with Dakota Hunting Trips. After receiving our deposit, Chris sent us a letter detailing every aspect of the hunt, lodging, directions and what equipment we should bring in order to make the experience more enjoyable. With the letter, we received a DVD showing various hunts available through Dakota Hunting Trips which served to whet our appetite for the trip.

When we arrived at the lodge and through the 3 day hunt we received excellent treatment:  The accommodations were clean and well kept. The food was delicious.  The guides worked tirelessly to ensure we had a good hunt and were more than willing to keep going as long as we could manage or if we bagged our limits, whichever came first.

Were we satisfied!  A resounding yes, so much so, we have booked another hunt for 2011 and know we made the right choice with Chris and his outfit when it comes to bird hunting in the great state of South Dakota.

Derial Sanders, PA

When booking a hunt for the first time or for the tenth time, the question in the back of your mind is can I trust this booking agent/outfitter to provide a great value to justify the money spent, time away from work and family, etc.  I have booked several hunts through Chris Peterson with Dakota Hunting Trips and he always takes the time to get to know what you want out of the hunt…  Several aspects of the hunt weigh differently with different clients, such things as lodging, meals, quality of animals, quantity of animals, terrain, guiding and other amenities.  I now use Dakota Hunting Trips as my sole agent for 100% of my bookings.

Shaun Lebert      Colman, SD