South Dakota Wild West Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Couples South Dakota Badlands and Pheasant adventure

historic thunderstik lodge Pheasant, Walleye, buffalo & THE Badlands National Park

 Couples Event at Historic Thunderstik lodge Fishing, Hunting and A Private tour of the BADLANDS National Park

Come Meet Like-minded Couples From all over the USA

september 12-16, 2023

Arriving at Thunderstik Historic Lodge you are sure to be awed! Explore the scenic lands complete with herds of buffalo, wild deer and the lodge’s famous bird dogs. Enjoy the most spectacular sunsets overlooking the Majestic Missouri River.

We will pheasant hunt at the #1 Pheasant Lodge in the country. We will spend a day Walleye fishing on the Missouri River which is known as the best Walleye fishing in the world. We will learn to shoot guns on multiple shooting ranges with Thunderstik’s famous Carey Story! The Lodge has shooting and hunting instructors who have 20+ years of experience! Whether or not you have shot a gun before, you are sure to feel comfortable and will have the best time either learning to hunt or improving your skills as a seasoned pheasant hunter!

Watch the lodge’s 30+ hard-working bird dogs (this alone is worth the trip). These dogs are so fun to watch point, flush, and retrieve.

Thunderstik couple trip

Trip Status: 
All-Inclusive $3,495 pp

(Couples/CO-Ed Only)

September 12-16, 2023
5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Historic Thunderstik Lodge, 24931 Thunderstik Road, Chamberlain, SD 57325

Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)

Accommodations: Historic Thunderstik Lodge 

Meet your HostS 

Jane & Kyle Krohn

Debra & Kim

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

Make a Reservation

Secure your reservation here. We only take 10-12 women on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

Don’t just tour South Dakota, Experience South Dakota

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and meeting new like-minded couples. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘couples get-away trip’. 

Itinerary Subject to Change 

Day One: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Arrival Day

You will want to land in Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) by 3:00 pm for Airport pick to the Historic Thunderstik Lodge. Private aircraft can fly into Chamberlain or Mitchell Airports.

Thunderstik Lodge:  Kick back and relax with a cocktail and breathtaking views of the Missouri River from Thunderstik’s back porch. Scan the hills rolling down to the river for mule deer and other wildlife. The views are amazing! Nestled within the vast South Dakota grasslands, overlooking the majestic Missouri River, Thunderstik Lodge is South Dakota’s premier hunting and fishing Lodge. The Lodge offers 7,000 acres of private land with a diverse array of native habitats full of wildlife.



  • Arriving in Sioux Falls – the “Heart of America” by 3PM for Airport Pick-Up
  • Arrive at Historic Thunderstik Lodge welcome drinks, tour and check in
  • Warm your guns up at the ranges Shooting Sporting Clays and Long-Range Rifle Shooting Ranges (optional) Learn gun safety and beginners shooting for those that are new to guns and hunting.   (50 BMG on site 1 shot included)
  • Take a walk and tour the property along with buffalo pasture
  • Dinner at the lodge by the fabulous Thunderstik chef
  • Sunset, Bonfires and bourbon after dinner with an ALL INCLUSIVE OPEN BAR 
  • Kyle your host is a professional photographer and will be taking photos – so bring your camera and Kyle can give you photography tips
  • Each couple will receive photos taken by Kyle (included)


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Two: Wednesday, September 13, 2023  Thunderstik Pheasant Hunt Day or Shopping, Lunch, and History Day

This will be the first hunting day!  Couples are welcome to hunt together or if the ladies don’t want to hunt, we will head into town for lunch and shopping.  We have an onsite masseuse for in-room massages (additional charge).  Those that do not hunt can walk along and watch the dogs work.  “I do not hunt but I love walking along with my husband John watching the dogs work”  Kim Kalan – Founder of Beatrice Bradley


Skeet & Trap Range:  When Thunderstik designed their skeet range, they were very careful to make sure the layout follows official skeet range guidelines. The skeet range is great for avid shooters and it’s a great way to incorporate some competition into your shooting activities. As you enjoy all of your shooting facilities you will be treated to some of South Dakota’s most breathtaking views. You can see miles of rolling hills, cedar trees, mule deer and a spectacular view of the Missouri River.

Games Clays  Shooting Tower: The games clays are perfect for a warm-up before the hunt or a practice session in the afternoon. Similar to an enclosed 5-stand, this location has 6 shooting stations and 5 automated clay target throwers. We have the ability to throw a variety of different target trajectories and speeds all from one static locations. The games clays are fun and a challenge for the best of shooters!

 Long Range: Historic Thunderstik’s Long Range complex is a marksman’s dream. They have designed a mile long (1500 yard) dedicated range with the help of industry experts. The field has incremental metal target stands every 100 yards and is anchored with a sunken shooting deck housing over 6 different shooting lanes. The goal was to make a facility perfect for shooters of all levels, but challenging enough for an expert marksman to hone his craft.


  • 6AM Sunrise walks and coffee in lodge (if it’s chilly a roaring fire will be lit in the massive stone fireplace)
  • Hot Breakfast Served at the Lodge
  • Gun Shooting/Safety Lesson will be given by Carey Story and our Guides
  • Sporting Clays Warm Up with guides
  • Departing for the hunt with a guide OR if the ladies don’t want to hunt, you can have free time to relax at the lodge or we will go shopping, grab lunch in town and take in some small-town local history
  • A make-your-own box lunch will be served in the field, if hunting or watching the hunt
  • Returning to the lodge with free time to walk the property and view the buffalo herd or head to the shooting ranges before dinner
  • Happy Hour with appetizers and bourbon or wine tasting
  • Dinner will be at the lodge by the fabulous in house chef
  • After dinner we will relax, get to know each other and play cards or enjoy the sunset & sit by the bonfire


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Three: Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Hunting OR Badlands Tour Day

You will have a choice of either Walleye fishing the Missouri River OR head to The Badlands National Park for a private tour.

Guided Walleye Fishing on the Scenic Missouri River in Chamberlain, SD:  You will fish two of SD’s best Walleye lakes, Lake Francis Case & Lake Sharpe.  With great guides & the top gear available, you are sure to catch your limit!

Badlands National Park:  It’s dramatic landscapes span layered rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires. Bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs inhabit its sprawling grasslands.


  • Hot Breakfast together with the group at the lodge
  • Choice of Guided Fishing on the Missouri River OR a tour of the Badlands National Park
  • Picnic box lunch with the group while fishing or on the Badlands tour
  • Dinner at the lodge
  • Nightcap at the bar at Thunderstik Lodge and enjoying the sunset & having a bonfire


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Four: Friday, September 15, 2023 – Pick 1 Day Fishing, Hunting or Ranges and 4×4 Tour

Breakfast will be served at 8 am buffet style.  You will have a choice of either Walleye fishing the Missouri River, Pheasant Hunting or Ranges and 4X4 day.   


  • HOT Breakfast together with the group at the lodge
  • Choice of Guided Fishing on the Missouri River, Pheasant Hunting or Ranges and 4X4 Touring
  • TO GO build-your-own box lunch to eat during your day
  • Farewell Dinner at the lodge 
  • Nightcap at the bar and enjoying the sunset & having a bonfire
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Five: Saturday, September 16, 2023 – Departure Day


  • Early morning range time or one last property walk
  • Hot breakfast with the group at the lodge
  • Heading to the airport with box lunches 

*Itinerary Subject to Change

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip


Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – Moderate

2 moderate

Standing and walking during tours and getting in and out of vans.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice Bradley Host

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Arrival Date: September 12, 2023
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive by 3:00 PM

Departure Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Departure Date:  September 16, 2023
Drop off Times: 3:00pm

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 6 couples
  • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hosts (A Couple)
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.