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 hotels and plenty of elbow room. In Ringneck Nation the pheasants outnumber the people and the odds are in your favor. We are the heart of Ringneck Nation. We are Huron, South Dakota and we welcome you to hunt with us this season!

Ringneck Festival

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.

Ringneck Festival Information and Registration

Join the Ringneck Nation!

Join Huron Ringneck Nation today to receive a complimentary Huron Ringneck Nation or Rooster Rush T-shirt (while supplies last; one per household). To join, you can stop by the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau located at 1725 Dakota Avenue S in Huron, South Dakota or by clicking below!

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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.

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