Welcome to Ringneck Nation! Some of the best pheasant hunting in the nation can be found here. You’ll find acres of prime hunting ground, pet-friendly lodging and plenty of elbow room. We have visiotrs from all over the world come to experience The Hunt and hometown hospitality in Huron. In Ringneck Nation the pheasants outnumber the people and the odds are in your favor. We are RINGNECK NATION! We are HURON, SD! We encourage and welcome you to hunt with us this season!
GFP Adopts Five-Year Plan for Pheasant Improvement
A pheasant management plan for the next five years received approval from the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. The goals are to increase pheasant numbers, improve pheasant habitat, and provide more quality hunting opportunities. Chad Switzer, a state Wildlife Division Official acknowledges the two main driving forces of pheasant numbers, weather and habitat. "The one we control, we know, is habitat," he said, "We know what pheasants need and how to make them thrive and the habitat to manage them". The draft Ring-Necked Pheasant Management Plan for SD 2015-2019 can be found here: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/docs/pheasant-mngmnt-planpdf.pdf. Comments or concerns on the plan can be sent to PheasantPlan@state.sd.us
Every November teams from across the country meet in Huron for the Ringneck Festival. The Competitive Hunt consists of 6 member teams competing to bring back 18 pheasants, with just 24 shells per team. Man's best friend also competes in the Bird Dog Challenge, which tests the skills of both hunters and their dogs to retrieve the maximum amount of pheasants with 5 shells and 20 minutes.
Why Hunt Huron?
More pheasants than people! Huron is famous for its high bird population, boasting over 200 birds per square mile. Centrally-located and easy to get to, hunters visiting the Huron area have access to over 124,652 acres of public hunting land within a 60 mile radius. Plus, the hometown hospitality and affordability you’ll find in Huron make it the premier hunting destination in the Midwest.