Q: What is the largest shot size we can use?
A: 7 1/2 shot or smaller for the Ultimate Hunts and Sporting Clays. 6 shot or smaller for Field Hunts. 2-BB Shot or smaller for Waterfowl Hunts. Ammunition is available in our ProShop.
Q: Can we bring our own dogs?
A: You are more than welcome to use your own dogs at your own risk.
Q: Is it required to have a guide on our hunt?
A: For safety purposes and to ensure that your hunt is successful, guides are required.
Q: If I buy a membership, how long is it good for?
A: Your membership will be good for one year after the date of purchase.
Q: Can we bring a non-hunting guest?
A: Yes. We try to encourage everyone to share the experience, hunting or not.
Q: How many people can be in a group?
A: We can accommodate several groups with a limit of 6 per group for safety.
Q: Is there a limit on birds shot?
A: For field hunts, No, you can shoot as long as you want and however many you want. At the end of the day, we'll even clean, vacuum seal and ship them for you. (Waterfowl: In accordance with Nebraska Law)
Q: Is shooting instruction available?
A: Yes, we have instructors that are available to help you learn more about the sport.
Q: How long will it take to train my dog?
A: A well bred, well socialized dog on average should take about 3 months. Please call and talk to one of our professional dog trainers about getting your dog hunt trained.
Q: How long does it take to shoot the Sporting Clay Course?
A: On average for a group of 4 people shooting 100 targets, it takes about 1 hour. We offer golf cart rentals for your convenience on our mile long course.
"You have an excellent staff. It seems all they want is what is best for their client and I hunted with three of them. The cook is amazing and every time I seen him he was busy, a one man show."
"I just returned from Pheasant Bonanza and the hunt was incredible from the time I arrived, until I had to leave. I will definitely be back. Thanks, Trent, staff, and crew...."
Benelli Exhibition shooter
I’d wanted to visit Pheasant Bonanza since hunting with one of their dogs at another lodge. I was impressed then, and more so when we made some episodes of Wingshooting USA there recently. The grounds are varied and managed carefully for birds and good dog work. The setting is beautiful, staff accommodating and fun to be with. The dogs....were stellar!
"We recently purchased a black lab puppy from Pheasant Bonanza. We were very impressed with the care and communication we received about our dog. We also appreciated Trent and his efforts to get us the best deal & best dog. Thank you for all you did!!"
James & Kylie Shada
Pheasant Bonanza is your full service destination. We offer pheasant and waterfowl hunting, clay shooting, shooting instruction, lodging, meals, Orvis endorsed dog training and a ProShop.
For a change of pace, we offer European Tower Shoots and our signature "Driven Corn Field Shoot". These are perfect for the large group that would enjoy a lot of shooting action. Imagine trying to hit pheasants in full flight while a heavy tail wind blows.
Pheasant Bonanza's facilities are the choice for business meetings, company picnics, lodging services, youth camps, reunions, charity events, fishing, nature trails, and a variety of outdoor summer activities. Our facilities are available during the hunting season on a space-available basis. Members get priority when booking.
When you arrive at Pheasant Bonanza, our goal is to provide you with an escape from the daily hassles of life and prepare you for the exciting days ahead. We offer you the finest accommodations, breathtaking scenery, and the opportunity to participate in some of the best hunting and clay shooting in the country.
Pheasant Bonanza's unique ambiance and natural habitat create the perfect location from your special events. Treat your family, your friends, your business and of course, yourself to the many adventures Pheasant Bonanza has to offer.
Proud Members of: Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, National Gamebird Association, NRA, National Sporting Clay Association, 4-H Shooting Sports, and the Orvis Endorsed dog training and breeding program, to name a few!
Meet the General Manager
Trent Leichleiter, Pheasant Bonanza's General Manager. Trent is very passionate about the role he plays at Pheasant Bonanza, he loves the challenges that come along each day, and the individuality of every hunt or dog he trains. Trent's years of experience in guiding upland birds and waterfowl hunts has provided him with the expertise needed to lead successful outings and field experiences. Trent enjoys planning and hosting large events like the Pheasant Hunters Unlimited (P.H.U.), Nebraska Pheasant Championship, PHU Nationals, and registered sporting clay shoots at Pheasant Bonanza.
Trent's passion for hunting and the great outdoors came from hunting as a young child. Trent would accompany his father, Andy Leichleiter every hunting season from the time he could walk. He credits his passion and desire to achieve success in both hunting and life to his dad. As he grew older, his hunting passion developed an enthusiasm for retrievers and eventually led him to seek a full-time job managing a hunting preserve and training dogs professionally.
At Pheasant Bonanza Trent participates in A.K.C (American Kennel Club) Hunt Tests, P.H.U events, as well as an ORVIS Endorsed dog training and breeding program throughout the season as well as handling many client dogs. As a full time trainer of both pointing and flushing breeds he encourages you to come out for training sessions while your dog is being trained at Pheasant Bonanza. He believes that the training process for you as a handler is just as important as the training your dog is receiving.
As a family Trent, his wife Katie and their children, Jager, Kruze and Bryx enjoy meeting new customers as well as assisting clients and being part of the experience at Pheasant Bonanza.
General Manager & Professional Dog Trainer
Professional Dog Trainer
Manager's Assistant & Wife
Professional Dog Handler & Hunt Guide
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