We left the farm and went west. North of Pierre and along the river, and a little east. There is some great public land along that area. Waterfowl production areas, hunter walk in areas, and state lands. All are huntable with just a license. There is a good population of pheasant in this area. Since hunting cannot begin before 10 in the morning, a good method is to do some scouting, find an area, and be there at 10 ready to go. Also, certain areas require steel shot. This time a year there are many hunters here. Just a little later when the hunters leave, the pressure reduces on the pheasant. Then, the pheasant come back out and seem more plentiful.