Bismarck is the second-best pheasant hunting town in America in a list of the country’s Top 25 Pheasant Towns released this week by Pheasants Forever.
Chamberlain, S.D., placed first on the list, earning this praise from Pheasants Forever:
“For jaw-dropping pheasant numbers, you won’t beat this Missouri River town in south central South Dakota. Part of the famed ‘Golden Triangle’ region (the storied pheasant hunting area from Gregory, Winner to Chamberlain), the pheasant brood counts around Chamberlain have averaged 15.7 birds per mile during the last decade, more than double the statewide average.”
As for Bismarck, Pheasants Forever said it “may be the only population center of 60,000 or more with world-class pheasant hunting just minutes outside of town.”
Also on the list from North Dakota was Mott at No. 7, while Marshall (No. 10), Montevideo (No. 15) and Worthington (No. 20) made the top 25 from Minnesota.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, Chamberlain wasn’t the only South Dakota community to earn a spot on the Pheasants Forever list. Aberdeen weighed in at No. 6, along with Lemmon (No. 14), Mobridge (No. 17), Mitchell (No. 19) and Winner (No. 24).
To see the full list along with responses, some of which take exception to communities included in the rankings, click here: