About K&M Bison Lodge


Our Owners & Guides:

Kim and Matt, a husband-and-wife team, are the founders of the business and are currently overseeing the restoration of the old motel. Matt Schaefer, owner and guide, is a local to the area, having been born and raised in New Rockford. Growing up on his family farm, Matt developed a deep love for farming and fishing, with fishing being his lifelong hobby and passion. He boasts extensive experience fishing all the local lakes, including Devils Lake, since childhood, and possesses an intimate understanding of the area’s fish and their behaviors in response to local weather patterns. His knowledge of Devils Lake is unparalleled.

Jake Schmit, another local guide, is also deeply rooted in the area. Fishing year-round, Jake dedicates his full-time efforts to guiding during the ice fishing season. Like Matt, Jake possesses a wealth of knowledge about the local fish species and is particularly well-versed in the nuances of Devils Lake.

Our guides operate under a philosophy of collaboration and mutual support, working together to ensure the best possible experience for our guests. They scout for fish daily, diligently preparing for each trip. With excellent interpersonal skills, our guides excel at interacting with individuals of all ages, from children to seniors. We take pride in our commitment to diversity and strive to accommodate all groups.

As a token of our gratitude for their service, we offer a 10% discount on fishing trips to veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Give us a call today at (701) 947-5947 to reserve your North Dakota family motel/lodge vacation dates now.

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