Hunting & Heritage  |  10/13/2022

WATCH: Birds on a Budget


Pinching pennies while chasing roosters in South Dakota

There is a common misconception that hunters must break the bank in order to be successful during an out-of-state hunting trip. While you can certainly throw cash at the most lavish pursuit of upland birds, the inspiration for this film is to prove that you can chase coveted roosters on a budget that won’t require taking out a loan. 

To prove it, Andy Fondrick, digital marketing coordinator for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever teamed up with onX Hunt’s own Ben Brettingen and headed to South Dakota, the pheasant capital of the world, for a penny-pinching pheasant hunting road trip. 
One of the most important aspects to successfully navigating a financially responsible nonresident upland hunt is the availability of publicly accessible acres of high-quality upland habitat and knowing where to find them. Luckily, onX Hunt can help you find these places while Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are working hard every day making sure these opportunities exist. 

Remember to join, renew, or extend your Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever memberships before you hit the road this fall – that’s something the birds and your budget can support.