Fun Facts


-In 1944 there were an estimated 54.1 pheasants taken per hunter during the hunting season.

-There was a 10 pheasant bag limit in South Dakota in 1944 with a 5 hen limit.

-In 1998 there was an estimated 4,400,000 pheasants in the State of South Dakota.

-The 1997 estimated number of pheasants per mile (4.94) was the highest average of pheasants per mile in the State of South Dakota since 1963.

-Spink County ranked tenth out of the 66 counties in South Dakota for number of pheasants harvested last year with 42 thousand birds.

-Of the top ten counties for pheasants harvested in 1997 Spink had the fewest total hunters.

-Prairie Pheasant Hunts is located in Doland, South Dakota which is 20 miles east of Redfield, South Dakota,“The Pheasant Capital of the World”. Redfield and Doland are both located in Spink County.

*Statistics from the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

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