Had a great family group of nine in for the South Dakota pheasant opener..always a privilege to be a part of such a great tradition..they had a celebration of life for their family matriarch and a celebration of marriage last night and then topped it off with what sounds like will be an annual hunt today…how awesome is that! For many of them it was their first time to SD and first time hunting pheasants…it’s groups and days like today that makes us happy, happy, happy, to do what we do.
We hosted the 2017 youth hunt today for the 9th yr in a row. We had 12 first time hunters fresh out of hunt safety coarse. We ended up with 14 birds total. More importantly 6 out of the 8 kids were able to harvest their first bird and be knighted into the South Dakota pheasant hunter club (pictured below with owner Tad Jacobs doing the knighting). Everybody did a great job and listened with eyes wide open. A safe and fun hunt was had by all. Once again the weather missed us and provided us a window of opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous day afield. The first memories are always the best memories!