Pierre, S.D. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasant hunting, publicly-accessible habitat and a century of tradition. These are the driving themes behind Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2018, an annual digital showcase of America’s pheasant range. Taking to the field October 22nd – 26th, Pheasants Forever will cover “The Pheasant Capital” of South Dakota to highlight publicly-accessible lands and habitat projects, many of which Pheasants Forever has played a significant role in creating through land purchases, local projects or legislative action.
Rooster Road Trip 2018 will share real-time experiences online through daily blog posts, photographs, and video. Additionally, this year’s trip, presented by South Dakota Tourism, will focus on the importance of pheasant hunters joining the ranks of Pheasants Forever and their influence in creating and improving the nation’s most prolific, publicly-accessible destinations for hunting ring-necked pheasants. Public land habitat work ranks high among the motives for Pheasants Forever members and volunteers to be involved with the organization, and since forming in 1982, Pheasants Forever has helped permanently conserve more than 195,000 acres through land acquisition projects.
The opening week of pheasant season in South Dakota is always an event, but this year’s is a celebration of 100 years of the state’s richest outdoor tradition. In 1918, South Dakota established its first pheasant hunting season, which was then held in Spink County in 1919. A century later, Rooster Road Trip will set out to acknowledge this timeless tradition on public lands throughout the state.
2018 Rooster Road Trip Itinerary
- Trip Dates: Monday, October 22nd – Friday, October 26th
- Highlighted Regions: Pierre, Aberdeen, and Redfield
- Road Trip Hosts: Pheasants Forever’s Anthony Hauck, Andrew Vavra, Logan Hinners, Emy Marier, Matt Morlock, and Erica Yost
- Podcast Preview: Rooster Road Trip 2018 Preview
“From the National Grasslands of South Dakota to federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas, Walk-in Hunting Areas to tracts recently enrolled through Pheasants Forever’s Community-Based Habitat Access Program, our goal is to demonstrate that a true South Dakota upland experience is attainable for any of the nation’s 2 million pheasant hunters,” said Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever's director of public relations.
Any follower who joins Pheasants Forever as a member online through the Rooster Road Trip webpage will receive an exclusive Browning Long Haul Knife and be entered to win a new Browning Citori 725 Feather 12 gauge over/under shotgun (in addition to the standard benefits of Pheasants Forever membership).
Follow Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2018 online at Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Rooster Road Trip 2018 Sponsors:
Rooster Road Trip 2018 is presented by South Dakota Tourism and sponsored by the following: Apple Autos, Browning, Federal Premium Ammunition, Garmin, ORCA Coolers, Ruff Land Kennels, CampChef, and SoundGear.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.