Dakota Dan here, and I just returned from South Dakota where I took part in the pheasant opener. If you have never been there for it, you should definitely put it on the bucket list. Even though the bird population is down a little this year, the fun factor is still high. The small farm towns turn into booming, buzzing, hotbeds of grilled food, drinks, dogs and a sea of blaze orange vests. There really is nothing else quite like it. We were lucky this year, and got a picture perfect day of weather. That, combined with some really good dogs (which is my favorite part), made for a fantastic day out on the prairie. There is still a lot of the season left, so grab your gear and head out.
And don't forget, Stay active, stay healthy, stay outdoors!