Hunting & Heritage  |  10/12/2022

Podcast Ep. 186: Pheasant Hunting Openers in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa

We’ve finally reached the best time of the year – opening day! Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by Renee Tomala, PF’s senior field representative in North Dakota; Matt Morlock, PF’s state coordinator for South Dakota & North Dakota; and Eric Sytsma, PF & QF’s senior field representative for Iowa; to provide opening weekend forecasts from three big pheasant hunting destinations. The conversation also includes tips for opening weekend success and highlights PF’s banquet calendar of events being held in conjunction with opening weekend celebrations. 
Episode Highlights:  
  • North Dakota’s season opened last weekend, so Tomala provides the first in-field report for 2022. Spoiler Alert: she talks about how hunting this year’s lush habitat SLOWLY is a key ingredient to success. 
  • Morlock reports on this weekend’s upcoming “traditional” pheasant hunting opener for South Dakota and why this year looks to be the best in a decade for the nation’s “Pheasant Capital.”  
  • Sytsma rounds out the conversation highlighting the upland hunting prospects for Iowa that includes pheasants, quail, and Huns.
Find a calendar of all PF & QF chapter banquets and events at

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