South Dakota Pheasant Hunting
Pheasants and premier pheasant hunting are synonymous with South Dakota. No other state compares to the success enjoyed by both resident and nonresident pheasant hunters. Hunting in S.D. is as good as it gets because three essential elements for abundant pheasants are present: habitat, habitat and habitat. The GFP is has worked hard to establish habitat on public land and offer incentives to landowners to plant habitat on private land.
The first essential element to pheasants is grassy cover. Not just any grass, but dense mixtures of grasses and broad-leaved plants that are left unmowed and ungrazed and South Dakota has abundace of this type of cover.