South Dakota might just deserve a spot among the great world wonders — when it comes to pheasant hunting, few places on earth hold a candle. As the season approached, it felt as though the whole community, even industries not directly involved, braced for an influx of rugged voyagers making pilgrimage to Pierre. Connoisseurs of beer and sunshine, the hunters come from across the country to stalk South Dakota’s expansive prairies and rolling hills. New York has its Broadway and California its Hollywood — South Dakota has the pheasant hunt.

On Thursday, the Capital Journal checked in with a local gun store to see how they were preparing for the area’s well-deserved demand.

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Michael Leifer | 605-224-7301 ext. 131


Reporter Michael Leifer graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He moved to Pierre in 2022.

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