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 15 minutes.

Ringneck Festival Information and Registration

Ringneck Tagged Pheasant Release

100 Ringneck Pheasant Birds will be released on public hunting ground surrounding Huron on October 20, 2023.

 Each band harvested can be brought into the Huron Chamber or Iverson Auto in Huron. Hunter will receive a prize per band and a chance to win $60,000 toward a new Dodge Ram or Ford F150 of your choice.

 Contest will run October 21 through January 31, 2024. Drawing will be held Monday, February 5th.


Huron Ringneck Nation Tagged Pheasant Release Truck Giveaway 

Brought to you by Iverson Auto and the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau

  1. The “2023 Tagged Pheasant Release Truck Giveway” contest will begin on October 21, 2023 (10:00 am) and end at 5pm on January 31, 2024.
  2. Ninety-nine (99) (numbered) banded birds will be released in Beadle County (Huron area).
  3. Each band turned into the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau or Iverson Auto of Huron, will receive $50 in prize money with ONE band having a chance to win $60,000 toward a Ford or Ram Truck from Iverson Auto in Huron, South Dakota.  The banded birds will need to be legally harvested according to South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Hunting Regulations.
  4. The winning “$60,000 toward Ford or Ram truck” band number will be pre-selected and stored in an electronic device. All bands turned in will be automatically entered to win $60,000 toward  the grand prize.
  5. The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau will draw one (1) name from all online entries (www.HuntHuronSD.com) and registration slips (from the registration boxes located at Iverson Auto of Huron and the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau. This name will be given one (1) band for a total of 100 bands to be entered into the Truck giveaway.
  6. All bands turned in, along with the one band mentioned in item #5, will be entered into drawing. One band will be drawn at the end of the promotion and checked with winning band number. If that number is a match, the band holder will win $60,000 toward a new Ford  or Ram truck.
  7. Drawing will take place on Monday, February 5, 2024 at the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.
  8. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate and collect prizes.
  9. Prizes are limited solely to those items explicitly set forth herein and shall not include any and all other expenses, incidentals or taxes that may arise out of the winner’s receipt of this prize. Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  10. By participating in the contest, the winner (and their guest or traveling companion, if any) agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and to sign a publicity release prior to acceptance of the prize.
  11. Grand prize winner(s) will be required to complete and return a W-9 form (if prize value exceeds $600.00), affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release, and present a valid driver’s license and social security card before prize will be awarded.  The winner will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the prize and are responsible for paying all income taxes on prize(s).  Pursuant to the liability release, the winners will agree to hold the Contest Administrator, Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau, its licensee, their affiliated companies and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest.


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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