Man surrounded by pheasant birds.


The opening day of the 2011 South Dakota pheasant season was a great success. The weather was beautiful, the birds were bountiful, and the good times…priceless!

We had 4 groups today and all shot their limits…so many stories about not believing all the birds and Jim’s story: “I pulled up to shoot, then another flew up closer, so I turned my aim on it, by that time there were two more flying up the other direction and now they were closer. This went on and on to my amazement. To make a long story short, I didn’t even pull the trigger, but I did see enough roosters to fill our group’s bag for all 3 days.”