There’s no place like South Dakota to hunt pheasants!

Since 1919, the tradition of pheasant hunting has brought friends and families together in holiday-like fashion. Every year opening weekend brings unprecedented enthusiasm, excitement, and activity to cities and rural communities across the state.

Annual pheasant harvests by hunters usually number over 1,000,000 roosters! But that’s not all. Pronghorn antelope, bighorn, sheep, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain goat, mountain lion, bison and wild turkeys are also hunted in South Dakota.

Are you hunting birds in South Dakota this year? We think you should.