Great Plains Game and Fish

02 Nov: Pheasants Against The Grain | Great Plains Game and Fish

I will give you an overview of some of my thoughts and opinions on the state of the wild Chinese ringneck pheasant from several perspectives: As a lifelong South Dakota resident and an avid sporstman who was raised within 15 miles of the first successful introduction of pheasants in the U.S., a place that is still the undisputed Pheasant Capital of the world; as a financial advisor to our farmers who essentially raise and have the largest effect on our birds; as a manager of over 25,000 acres of land that is cultivated in way that is conducive to fostering 100 percent wild birds; and as a guide who leads clients in pursuit of such birds each fall.

03 Mar: The Dakotas Ice-Out Walleyes & Pike | Great Plains Game & Fish

First ice brings months of anticipation — better yet, anxiety — even long before the first leaf slowly tumbles down in early fall. But as good as early ice-fishing always is here in the Dakotas, I can honestly say that the urgency of what awaits us as we drift from the common doldrums of midwinter into the late- to last-ice periods can easily override even the best days that we have enjoyed to date.