Northeastern South Dakota is an often overlooked diamond in the rough, hidden amongst the State’s first class Pheasant Hunting areas.
Too bad too as we have plenty of birds. Always have. This can be evidenced in the fact that the original and first recorded successful stocking of pheasants in South Dakota occurred just north of Redfield in 1908, leading to the initial one day season on rooster pheasants on Oct 30, 1919 that started it all. Things have just exploded from that point and as they say…the rest is history.
I can shed some well informed light on this subject and on the area as I was raised in and still reside right in the heart of the outdoor traditions that this area is famous for. More interesting and even a bit humbling is that I have the exclusive hunting rights for the very Farm where it all began. Therefore in full disclosure, I must admit more than a bit of obvious pride in hailing from the area and full-heartedly agree in Redfield, SD’s claim as the Pheasant Capital of the World.