We had a great group from Florida last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Sioux River Wildlife. They have been coming for the last 12 yrs and have become more like family than clients. It is groups like this that makes us love what we do!
We hosted the Wheeling Sportsman event once again at Sioux River Wildlife yesterday. This event is sponsored by the NWTF, GFP and PVA. We ended up with 20 hunters and 70 birds. We had a great day afield where everybody stayed safe and a very memorable day was had by all. The sight of so many smiles never seems to get old. On behalf of SRW we would like to give a special thanks to the sponsors and all the volunteers that make events like this happen, it would not be possible without you.
It was another great day on Saturday at Sioux River Wildlife where we hosted the 2018 South Dakota Freedom hunt. This is our 11th consecutive year to host this very rewarding event. We had 16 hunters and ended up with 51 birds. We had a great turn out with no incidents and a safe and great time was had by all. On behalf of Sioux River wildlife and myself I would like to give a special thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers that make this happen, it would not be possible without you. God bless you all!
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!