Our Story

Located in Lyman County. Kennebec, SD.

Dakota Hotspots, Inc. Lodge and Outfitters located in Lyman County in Central South Dakota offers you one of the most exciting and inclusive hunting experiences in the world. We provide sportsmen with a first-class upland bird hunting experience combined with comfort and hospitality. This has resulted in Dakota Hotspots being called the hunting "hotspot" of our state. Our reputation is built on great hunts, a great accommodations and lots of great food.

Family Business

Dakota Hotspots has over fifty years of combined hunting experience. We are a family business with a farming background. We farm for the "birds" and "bucks" and each season we strive to improve these important hunting areas. We carefully select and manage our pheasant and upland game birds areas for optimum bird production, with emphasis placed on nesting habitat and food plots. The results speak for themselves-successful hunts. Some of the people involved in the Dakota Hotspots business include:

Marc Bogue

Mike Pankratz

Lance Pankratz

Steve Aamot

Dave Bogue

Percy Lieuwen

Variety of Hunting

Dakota Hotspots is fortunate to have a wide variety of upland game birds, including: Pheasant, Greater Prairie Chicken, Sharptail Grouse and Dove. Whitetail and mule deer opportunities are available for a select few each year along Lake Byre and in the breaks of Medicine Creek.

If you are interested in a high quality, wingshooting experience with honest hospitality at a great value, Dakota Hotspots has the hunts you are looking for. We cater to private parties, corporate events, father/son hunts and women pheasant hunts. Contact us for details.