The Ranch is a venue for spiritual awakening, growth, and healing. Hundreds of men and women struggling with PTSD, both young and old, have found refuge and help at The Ranch. The Ranch sits on 540 acres of South Dakota prairie, about 20 miles southeast of Pierre, SD, right in the heart of pheasant hunting country.
In fact, our location is situated in an area known as the best in the world for pheasant hunting. Our ministry uses pheasant hunting as a keystone for helping veterans and for our fundraising. During the pheasant season, we host pheasant hunts for veterans, including those who are wheelchair-bound or have suffered other severe physical and mental injury.
The Ranch’s location melds raw prairie with rough-hewn yet comfortable accommodations. Our meeting places and bunk house feature interior design that takes hunting and the West as inspiration. Guests will find art and sculptures made using these motifs, along with real saddles, spread throughout all areas. The Ranch offers nine private bedrooms that can accommodate up to 22 guests. A converted two-story grain bin provides an additional bunking area. Other areas include a great hall for meetings as well as a kitchen. A 25-ft tall steel observation tower features a large hot tub raised above the ground.
But pheasant hunting isn’t all that can be enjoyed at The Ranch. Other activities and projects can be done at our facility. The Ranch offers visitors access to well-equipped carpentry and metal shop, plus a motor pool of ATVs, utility vehicles and excavation/construction equipment. Plus, there is a quiet, secluded area among large boulders and trees set aside for prayer, mediation, and group worship services that reinforce the spiritual mission of The Ranch.