Pheasant History Historical

Pheasant History Historical (HM1XDQ)

Location: Redfield, SD 57469 Spink County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 55.05', W 98° 30.746'

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First successful stocking of pheasants in South Dakota

Readfield's claim as the Pheasant Capital of the World dates back to 1908. The first successful stocking of pheasants in South Dakota took place in June, 1908 when H.P. Packard, H.J. Schalke and H.A. Hagman secured three pairs of pheasants from Grants Pass, Oregon. The three men went to Hagman's Farm, just north of Redfield, to release the birds. The number of pheasants grew steadily over the years, and the state game department purchased 48 pairs of birds with privately subscribed funds in 1911 and released them near Redfield.

The first one-day open season on cock pheasants occurred in Spink County on October 30, 1919. Each person holding a small game license was permitted to kill two cock pheasants. From Spink County, pheasant hunting grew throughout the state. Redfield has the distinction of being registered as the Pheasant Capitol of the World.
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Date Added Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 538482 N 4973901
Decimal Degrees44.91750000, -98.51243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 55.05', W 98° 30.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 55' 3" N, 98° 30' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17000-17082 US-281, Redfield SD 57469, US
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