About Royal Flush

The staff at Royal Flush has one thing in mind – to make sure that the hunters have the most memorable experience possible. We take a lot of pride in the possibility to make that come true and to create long lasting friendships. The hunting is amazing, the food is outstanding, and the fun is unforgettable. From all of us here at Royal Flush, we want to thank you for checking us out and we hope to hear from you soon!

Troy Van Beek – Owner – Guide

Troy grew up and resides in Northwest Iowa. He started chasing pheasants when he was 12 years old and fell in love with training dogs because of 4H. Every fall since, he has had a shotgun in his hand and dog by his side.

Troy spends his free time in the off season training versatile dogs for AKC and NAVHDA hunt tests. Troy and his wife Pam own Coppershot Griffons and work hard to produce Griffs that have a wonderful temperament for the home and a drive in the field that produces birds.

One of Troy’s greatest joys is walking through native prairie on a frosty fall morning, cresting a hill to find a Griff on point with another intensely honoring. He loves for others to have the opportunity to experience that same joy. His favorite hunts are in wide open spaces following one or more of his Coppershot dogs: Beau, Iggy, Lexie and Paisley

Charlie Tveit – Guide

I was born and raised in the Dakota’s, earning vast knowledge of the land and the wildlife. Being raised on hunting, I have been doing it ever since I was old enough to hold a gun.  The passion of watching the dogs work and the excitement of flushing up pheasants keeps me going every day.  I have ran dogs in hunting tournaments and have taken several state championships including Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa.

For the last 6 years, I have been guiding pheasant hunters as a hobby and have finally been fortunate enough to run a hunting lodge. The determination to make sure that clients have the best possible hunt and the desire that they will hopefully make it a tradition to come back year after year is what gives me the drive.

With amazing hunting land and top-notch hospitality, I am positive that this is an experience you will never forget.  So come on over and lets hunt ‘em up!

Jim Ganser – Guide

Jim was born and raised in the Aberdeen area and has over 21 years in the law enforcement field and a background in firearms. Currently he is a firearms instructor for the State of South Dakota.  With that everyone safety is a prime concern and his priority. Along with his three labs (Skyler, Aspen, Bear) he truly enjoys pheasant hunting all over South Dakota. His passion for pheasant hunting comes from growing up in the Aberdeen area.  The birds’ incredible colors, speed, and ability to hide in short cover is amazing.

Through my involvement with Royal Flush he has been able to help guide people to a great pheasant hunts from all over the United States.  Having a chance to connect with the groups and really get to know them and enjoy our time together is why he continually comes back year after year. Whether this is your first pheasant hunt or you’re an experience pheasant hunter Jim’s goal is to make sure you have an amazing time!

Bob – Guide

Bob resides in Mora, MN with his wife and their two Wirehairs Jake and Thor.  Bob is retired and has been guiding for 3 years.  He has been making the pilgrimage to the pheasant mecca of South Dakota for over 30 years.  Bob enjoys the social aspect of hunting as well as the challenge of chasing the wily ringneck.

What he likes about guiding is the chance to work our dogs as well as the opportunity to meet new people and renew friendships from previous hunts.  His goal is that we have a safe hunt and a positive hunting experience that will last a life time.

John Andersen – Guide

John was raised in Northwest Indiana. He grew up hunting rabbit and pheasants at an early age. John was very fortunate to be able to walk right out of his backdoor and hunt.

After serving in the United States Navy and being deployed during the Persian Gulf he left the service and later performed as a stuntman at Universal Studios for several years.

In 2008 John started his own trucking company as a sole proprietor and grew his business to 3 corporations and employed hundreds over the course of 17 years. One of the greatest benefits to being a business owner is the schedule flexibility which allowed John to travel from Omaha, NE to South Dakota to guide for local Outfitters with his Labradors and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.

John has sold his trucking companies, considers himself semi-retired and looks forward to many years of doing what he loves the most; guiding guests with his dogs Rocky, Ike, Lily, DD and Genta and enjoying the sport of hunting in the greatest state in America!

George Christopulos – Chef

George was born and raised in South Dakota,to Greek parents who taught him his love of cooking, hospitality, and the great outdoors.

George followed in his father’s footsteps , owning and operating restaurants and bars for over 25 years. He still resides in Sioux Falls where he continues to enjoy hunting, fishing, and golf.

He is excited about his first year at Royal Flush and is looking forward to meeting the guests and serving well thought out meals that encapsulate his passion for food.