First successful stocking of pheasants in South DakotaReadfield'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.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 538482 N 4973901|
|Decimal Degrees||44.91750000, -98.51243333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 55.05', W 98° 30.746'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 55' 3" N, 98° 30' 44.76" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17000-17082 US-281, Redfield SD 57469, US|
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