Redfield was the first place in South Dakota to successfully introduce the Chinese Pheasant. The first successful pheasant release was in 1908 which led to the first pheasant season authorized on October 30, 1919. From Spink County pheasant hunting grew throughout the state. Hunters still flock to Redfield to bag their limit. Redfield has the distiction of being registered as the “Pheasant Capital of the World” ®
If you’re looking for that place to enjoy a restful, tranquil vacation that can still offer a wide variety of places, people and activities ranging from boating, fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, nature walks, historical sites and architecture, then Redfield is the place for you. Redfield has excellent dining, shopping and lodgingopportunties along with unique educational and fun attractions for all ages. Enjoy camping at Hav-a-Rest campground or an outing in the City Park. We’d love to have you come stay.
The road surveys are now out. Let’s take a moment to put all of this into perspective. First of all, please, do not panic. Take advantage of the plentiful opportunities we have to bag your limit. These opportunities will allow for even more birds for the taking this year. Also, be aware that South Dakota is proactive in securing more habitat as well as hunting acres each and every year. This year is no exception as the State is working hard to add new acres. Of particular note is in the Aberdeen area the Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition has been formed with the Northern Chapter of Pheasants Forever spearheading the efforts which includes farmers, sportsman’s groups and local business concerns to enhance the pheasant population. The ultimate goals that have been achieved are more opportunities. The initial results are impressive as 4,000 acres of prime pheasant habitat has been added to the public for hunting roster. HuntFishSD.com is confidently predicting that in the Fall of 2017, South Dakota will see over 1,000,000 roosters harvested. Which is directly in line with our averages. For reference, in 2013 when estimated bird numbers were even lower than the current report, 980,000 Roosters were harvested. Definitely something to consider and offers some positive perspective. Another interesting thing to note is that the number of Roosters observed remained virtually unchanged from last year when 1,170,000 number of pheasants were harvested. Come out and see us and our pheasants. After all, this is South Dakota. Where pheasants reign supreme. We have had and always will have the distinction of being the best pheasant hunting destination in the country. With 1.1 million acres of public hunting land within the heart of South Dakota’s pheasant range, opportunities remain for quality pheasant hunting.