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Pheasants abound in North Dakota

Pheasant hunting experience in North Dakota: Legendary

Three shells and a half dozen targets. Go ahead, take your pick. That's pheasant hunting in North Dakota. 

Flashes of bright red against a sea of brown vegetation or the bright white of fresh fallen snow, the cackle and beating of wings are often the first signs you have come upon a rooster. Your first reaction is to draw a bead when suddenly your dog or hunting buddy flushes a whole flock of birds. Remember, you have three shots. If you strike out, don't worry, you'll get more chances. If you limit out, there's always tomorrow. Pheasant season just got longer in North Dakota as the state added a week to the opener.

Hunting season ends in January 2024

Click here for some of the best areas to hunt pheasants in North Dakota

Pheasant hunting in North Dakota draws hunters from all over the country. And the hunting doesn't stop just because snow falls. North Dakota Game and Fish Department has more info on all upland game hunting. Make your plans now to get into the field this fall.

Click here for a list of guides and outfitters in North Dakota