About Us

At the Lazy J Grand Lodge, you can always count on a few things:

Experience a hunting trip that’s so impressive and unforgettable, you’ll want to tell your grandkids about it.

20,000 huntable acres situated in the Golden Triangle guarantee you won’t hunt in the same place twice.

We’re all about hunting and hospitality, so you’ll feel right at home from the moment you walk in the door!

Our History:

100 Years in the Making

Our family’s roots run deep in Tripp County, South Dakota.  In 1909, Martin Jorgensen Sr. homesteaded the original farm near Ideal, South Dakota. 

Over 100 years and four generations later, we’re still here! 

Today, we are proud stewards of a diversified farming and ranching operation that covers more than 20,000 acres. With thousands of pheasants flying overhead, we have something very special here, which we’ve been sharing with select groups of sportsmen since 1983.  You’ve heard the stories. Guess what? They’re true. Seeing is believing, so come see for yourself at the Lazy J Grand Lodge.

The Jorgensen operation began in 1909 when Martin Jorgensen, Sr. and his wife Gertrude homesteaded land near Ideal, South Dakota. Nearly 50 years later, his son Martin Jorgensen Jr. adopted the pioneering beef cattle performance breeding concepts of the late Dr. Jay Lush (Iowa State University). By the 1960s, the Jorgensen’s performance-based, line-breeding program had established their herd as “the source” for performance beef cattle genetics in the U.S. Today, the 3rd- and 4th-generations of the Jorgensen family continue the legacy of innovation through farming and cattle operations. We remain at the forefront of performance measurement, genetic analysis, and conservation. As a result, cattlemen, farmers, and hunters continue to look to “the source.”

Our Team

Bridget McKenzie

Lodge Manager

Karrisa Bartels



South Dakota Residents

If you haven’t already purchase a valid hunting license, go to https://apps.sd.gov/gf79license/login.aspx and log in to your account. 

If you are a first time South Dakota hunter, create a New User account.

If you are a South Dakota Resident purchase the Resident Small Game License ($33).