Ringneck Festival & Bird Dog Challenge

Season Opening

Pheasant Hunting Season opens October 21, 2017.

Pheasants Forever Banquet

Heartland Region Pheasants Forever Banquet, October 20, 2017. When fall comes in South Dakota, the talk of the town is pheasants. Pheasants and pheasant hunting play an important economic and social role in many small communities in South Dakota. The Heartland Region chapter of Pheasants Forever annual banquet is the night before the pheasant season opener at the Huron Event Center.

The chapter is hoping that hunters will come to the Huron Event Center and enjoy the company of other hunters the night before the big hunt. Pheasants Forever continues to be the leading conservation organization primarily because every dollar raised stays local; thus, every dollar raised at the Huron banquet will stay and be spent in the Huron area.

Pheasants Forever Women Only Hunt

Every third Saturday after the pheasant season opener, the Heartland Region Chapter of Pheasants Forever hosts the Women Only Hunt.

This event brings approximately 30 women outdoors to promote interest in pheasant hunting in a non-intimidating atmosphere and to create a tradition for women of the outdoors. Private land, guides and bird dogs are provided for these ladies and meals and fellowship follow the day's hunt.

For more information on the Heartland Region Pheasants Forever Women Only Hunt, contact Brad Cranston at 605-352-7281 or via email.

womens only hunt

Dakota Outdoor Gundog Series (D.O.G.S.)

Friendly, competitive shooting sport that matches the skills of the dog with your shooting talents and abilities.

For tournament dates and other information go to or call 605-350-1966.

Pickin' & Pluckin' Jamboree

This event features some of the best pickers in Bluegrass music today! Featured is Huron's own James River Bluegrass Band and the musical talents of base player Barry Bales from Alison Krauss and Jim Mills, former Banjo player for Ricky Skaggs. This group returns each year to participate in the great pheasant hunting available in the Huron area and perform for a worthy cause. Proceeds from the event go to a charitable organization, such as Wounded Warrior Project, PDR Youth Deer Hunt, and the Huron Step Outside Youth Program. It is usually held in early December.

Team Huntress Pheasant Hunt

Team Huntress Pheasant Hunt is held the weekend of pheasant season opener at Pheasant Phun, Inc. in Hitchcock, SD. Women of the outdoors are welcome to come and brush up on hunting skills, and enjoy being pampered.

This weekend is an all inclusive spa pampering outdoor experience. Relax and get away for the weekend!


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