pheasant hunting

Hunt the Greatest in South Dakota

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With rolling hills and endless prairies, South Dakota is home to the best pheasant hunting in the country.  With abundant public land hunting opportunities, pheasant hunters have access to some of the greatest spots to chase birds and work their dogs. 

We do not have to be the ones to tell you that pheasants and pheasant hunting are solidly ingrained in the South Dakota culture – because that speaks for itself. Whether you live here or are here for the hunt, you will never forget that South Dakota is where you hunt the greatest land, live the greatest traditions, and make the greatest memories.

Since 1919, the tradition of pheasant hunting has brought friends and families together. Every fall, opening weekend brings unprecedented enthusiasm, excitement, and activity to cities and rural communities across the state.

Any place can say they have something for everyone. In Mitchell, it’s actually true. With over 50 restaurants, nearly 1,100 hotel rooms, 7 campgrounds, the most hunting guides & hunting lodges in eastern South Dakota, boarding kennels, excellent outfitters. Mitchell, South Dakota is home to pheasant hunting done right.

The SDGFP sets aside millions of acres of land throughout the state for hunting.  In the area around Mitchell, you’ll find public land, private land & even dirt roads. 

Whatever your hunting preference, there are acres of adventure surrounding Mitchell.

Pierre, South Dakota is renowned world-wide for its pheasant hunting, and rightfully so.

Did you know the average annual pheasant harvest during the past 10 years is 1.2 million roosters? Pheasants are just part of the hunting package you can enjoy.  

We offer a variety of game animals in a variety of settings:  Forests, River bottom, Grasslands, Mountains, and the vast Missouri River reservoir system.

Courtesy of SD GF&P

Photo credit SD Department of Tourism