Outfitter Review for High Prairie Outfitters

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Archery Antelope Hunting With The Best!
By Dan Wennerlind

As my father and I pulled into the driveway of the High Prairie Lodge and Outfitters located just outside of Deadwood, South Dakota, I could already tell we were in for a real treat. Outfitter Dave Ciani greeted us with a smile and a handshake and as he showed us to our rooms, in his restored 1800 stone guest house, the smell of wife Teri’s incredible roast beef dinner filled the air. I already knew this “All Inclusive Archery Antelope Hunt” was going to be everything that I had expected and more even before it started. As gourmet chef Teri Ciani proceeded to put the finishing touches on our fabulous dinner, we had a chance to unload our equipment and zing a couple arrows into Dave’s archery range before dark to make sure we were ready for the morning hunt…….

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For the month of October we will be reviewing the services of High Prairie Outfitters. Based out of Deadwood SD, High Prairie Outfitters offers World Class Guided Hunts from Saskatchewan to Nebraska. Outfitter and head guide Dave Ciani works hard to ensure that all of his clients get the exact hunt they want, no matter what they desire. Dave offers guided big game, waterfowl, upland bird and turkey hunts for all situations. Head gourmet chef and wife Teri Ciani makes sure that your meals and lodging are spectacular!

About The Outfitter

Outfitter and Head Guide Dave Ciani is not only a world class hunting guide, but is a winner of the President’s Award for a Fortune 500 Company and he holds a degree in wildlife management! Dave puts as much effort if not more into every one of his guided hunts. But the thrill of watching his clients take their first animal or a limit of birds is Dave’s success in the field. Believe us when we say “Nobody works harder to put you on game than High Prairie Outfitters”!

Hunting Accommodations

The High Prairie Lodge is based out of Deadwood, South Dakota and offers a fantastic remodled 1800 stone house accommodations. With a full service modern kitchen, to the all season hot tub, this place has it all. For those hunters who will be hunting outside of the base camp, Dave secures the best in area accommodations including a secluded cabin on a remote lake for his Saskatchewan waterfowl hunters.

Be assured that you will not go hungry on your trip either. Head goumet chef Teri Ciani has one mission in life….Feed Her Hunters! And she has yet to fail.

Custom Hunts Available

Big Game Hunting

High Prairie Outfitters offers a wide variety of custom big game hunts including fully guided, trophy whitetail deer hunts, mule deer hunts and antelope hunts in both Nebraska and South Dakota. Expert big game hunting outfitter Dave Ciani will personally guide your hunt.

Any of these custom hunts can be set up for archery, rifle or muzzleloader hunts and many of the archery and muzzleloader tags are available over the counter. All of the big game hunts include five star lodging and meals.

Spring Turkey Hunting

High Prairie Outfitters offers fully guided and semi guided Merriam turkey hunts. They hunt the Black Hills & Prairie in both Nebraska and South Dakota (with many options). Expert turkey hunting guide Dave Ciani can customize any turkey hunt that you desire. Multiple tags are available in both states for archery and firearm turkey tags. No matter what level of turkey hunter you are, you will enjoy a most satisfying turkey hunting experience. Some of the wild turkey hunts include five star meals and lodging.

Waterfowl Hunting

High Prairie Outfitters offers fully guided duck and goose hunts in both Nebraska and South Dakota. Expert waterfowl hunting guide Dave Ciani will customize any trip that you desire. From group size to length of stay… From big water duck hunts to field Canada goose hunts. No matter what type of hunting you enjoy, High Prairie Outfitters can accommodate you. You will also enjoy first class lodging and meals with our inclusive hunts.

High Prairie Outfitters also offers fully guided waterfowl hunts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dave Ciani is a fully licensed Saskatchewan outfitter and can give even the most experienced waterfowl hunter a trip to remember. With opportunity to see large flocks of Canada geese, snow geese and speckle belly geese working Dave’s decoy spread, you can be assured of a World Class Waterfowl Hunt. This is also and All Inclusive Hunt and be sure to ask about a custom waterfowl / upland bird hunting combination hunt.

Upland Bird Hunts

High Prairie Outfitters offers fully guided upland bird and pheasant hunts in both Nebraska and South Dakota. Expert guide Dave Ciani has access to thousands of acres of prime pheasant hunting and additional upland bird hunting properties across the best areas of both states. These are ALL WILD BIRD HUNTS but if you desire a preserve hunt, that can be arranged. No matter what specific upland bird hunt that you desire, High Prairie Outfitters can accommodate your needs.

High Prairie Outfitters also offers fully guided upland bird hunts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dave Ciani is a fully licensed Saskatchewan outfitter and can amaze even the most experienced upland hunter with this exciting upland hunting adventure. This is a full days hunt for Ruffed grouse, Sharp tail grouse and Hungarian partridge on the wild prairies of Saskatchewan. Hunt over Dave’s professionally trained pointers and retrievers or bring your own dogs. Either way you will enjoy World Class Upland Bird Hunting. All hunts include meals and lodging.

Spring Snow Goose Hunting

High Prairie Outfitters offers fully guided spring snow goose hunts in South Dakota, Nebraska and Saskatchewan. Expert snow goose hunting guide Dave Ciani has the experience, knowledge and equipment to outsmart those wary spring snow geese. Dave follows the birds from early February in Nebraska, all the way up through Saskatchewan in May. For a truly exciting waterfowl hunting experience be sure to ask about the Saskatchewan spring hunt. All meals and lodging are included.

Hunting Rates

All of the hunts that High Prairie Outfitters offers are completely customizable. Including everything from the lodging and meals to the length of stay, as well as the specific type of hunting done and number of hunters being guided. Therefore the trip rates are to be negociated with at the time of booking with owner Dave Ciani. Dave does offer more economical hunt packages for those looking to save a little money but be assured that your hunting success will never be compromised.

Additional Policies

High Prairie Outfitters does offer discounted rates for kids as well as non hunters who would like to join in on the hunt.

High Prairie Outfitters also offers fully accessible hunts for handicap hunters as well.

Please contact Dave Ciani personally for more details on these hunt specials.

High Prairie Outfitters Outfitter Rating

Catagories Comments Ranking 1-5 best
Outfitter Knowledge/Personality 5
Quality Of Equipment Used Dave’s standard archery blinds are Double Bull Blinds. We used permanent onsite blinds as a substitute. 4
Opportunity To Take Game With ample opportunity to take an antelope on two of the three days, including having over 30 animals under 30 yards we say “Thumbs Up!” 5
Ability To Tailor Trip To Customer’s Needs Making arrangments for my father to take an antelope with a cross bow since he is unable to shoot a bow showed Dave’s ability to meet our needs! 5
Quality Of Lodging & Meals The homecooked gourmet meals prepared by Teri Ciani and the lodging were described in one word “Awesome!” 5
Pricing Of Hunt & Additional Costs Of Trip For the time and effort that Dave puts into each hunt, along with the ability to meet and exceed his customer’s requests Dave’s hunts are well priced. 5
Overall Quality Of The Trip There was no question the quality of the hunt was World Class! Proving why High Prairie Outfitters is our 2006 Outfitter Of The Year. 5
Overall The High Praire Outfitters Scored 34 Out Of 35 Giving Them An “A” Rating. We Would Not Hesitate To Refer Them For All Of Their World Class Guided Hunts! 34/35

For More Information

Please Contact High Prairie Outfitters

Outfitter: Dave Ciani
Address: 11904 Crook City Road
Whitewood, South Dakota, 57793
Phone: 1.888.300.5942
Email: highprairie@basec.net