Thank you for your interest in Brinkman Hunting Getaways. We would like to take this opportunity to go over some frequently asked questions.
How long have you been doing this? We have been offering exclusive guided hunts since 1994. We encourage you to contact our references to get a good feel for what we are all about. You will find that everyone who has experienced world-class pheasant hunting at our ranch is very happy with the guiding, lodging, meals and especially the hunting. We believe in life long friendships and take pride in the relationships we have built with our hunters over the years.
What is a normal day of hunting like? Your hunt is personalized to fit your hunting style and experience. Generally, we start the day with home cooked breakfast at 7:00 am and hit the fields by 8:30 am. We take a break for a light lunch around noon then head back to the field. At the end of the day, we can help you clean birds and show you different techniques to make the job easier and faster. At the end of the day you can kick back and enjoy the evening meal and reminisce about the days events.
What are the season dates? North Dakota pheasant season runs October through December. If you prefer to hunt earlier, North Dakota grouse and partridge season starts in September. The hunting is incredible all season, do not be surprised if you see hundreds of pheasants each day!
What are the game limits and how can we obtain a license? Out of state license can be purchased online and printed off by visiting the ND Game and Fish Department. If you were born after 1961 you will need to have completed a hunters safety course to purchase a ND license. You are allowed 3 pheasant, 3 grouse, and 3 partridge a day and a possession limit of 12 of each species.
Will we be hunting or lodging with other groups? We do not mix hunting groups. Your party will have exclusive access to several thousand acres. Most likely you will not even see another hunter the whole time you are here.
What will lodging include? The cabin is located in a beautiful country setting. We provide bedding, towels, stove, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, plates, silverware, cookware, grill, TV and Wi-Fi. All the basics you have in your house are here. The cabin will accommodate 4-6 people.
What are our options for meals? You have three options: 1) we provide your meals, 2) you bring groceries and cook in the cabin or 3) you eat at the local cafe (20 minutes away). Our meals are very popular option and include a variety of home-cooked made from scratch breads, deserts and entrees. We supply snacks and beverages throughout the day to keep you going in the field.
Are the hunts guided? We provide a licensed and insured guide for each group. Your guide grew up on the 10,000 acres of privately owned land you will have access to which includes rolling grasslands, CRP fields, river bottoms, food plots, wooded ravines, and tree rows surrounded by wheat and corn fields.
Can we bring our own dog? You are welcome to bring your dogs and kennel them right at the cabin.
When should we book our hunt? We do not run hundreds of hunters through our property. Instead, we strive to give a few lucky hunters an experience of a lifetime. This means we have limited hunts available. We book according to who gets their 50% deposit in first to hold the dates. It is best to book early as some groups return every year and others every other year. Decide what dates you want to hunt and call or email me. We try to be very flexible.
What does a hunt cost? Prices are listed on the website. There are no hidden costs. Before you decide on a pheasant hunt anywhere, ask for references. You will travel a long way and spend a considerable amount on your hunting vacation. You deserve to have a memorable experience, meet good honest people and most of all enjoy yourself. Everyone that has made the trip has been very happy.
What should be expected for temperatures? October is usually 30 degrees in the morning and 60 in the afternoon. November and December are usually 10-15 degrees colder. Dress in layers and wear comfortable boots.
What items should I bring? You will need coolers to transport birds home. Warm clothing that you can layer to accommodate cooler and warmer temperatures. We also encourage our hunters to wear some type of hunter orange clothing for increased safety while hunting. You will need a shotgun, plenty of shells and your license. We supply snacks and beverages throughout the day to keep you going in the field.
How do I get there? If you are flying, you can fly into Bismarck, ND, rent a vehicle and drive out to our place. We are located 75 miles southwest of Bismarck, ND. Click here for more details on how to get to the ranch.