This year’s Rooster Road Trip was unlike anything we produced the previous 11 seasons. The most notable difference was shifting this historically semi-live production to an online series. That’s right, the crew struggling to find WI-FI in the middle of nowhere was no longer an impediment to telling a good story.
That said, all of the content was still captured on publicly accessible land over the course of one week, the week of October 17th to be exact, and all of the video episodes and accompanying podcasts and photo galleries can now be found below.
Although the format of was different this year, our overall goal never wavered. We wanted to show that with a little ambition and a lot of boot leather, public land birds can be had by you and anyone who’s willing to purchase a license and explore the fantastic upland landscapes available to all of us.
So sit back and ride shotgun as we traveled the uplands of North Dakota and South Dakota highlighting publicly-accessible lands, habitat projects, great people, and equally great bird dogs.
The first morning of the Rooster Road Trip.
The crew details a very birdy start to the 2021 Rooster Road Trip on the state’s publicly accessible lands.
See how the crew started off their adventure across the Dakotas to launch the 2021 Rooster Road Trip.
The Gear Used by the Road Trip Crew
Hear from the Rooster Road Trip crew as they prepared to kick off the twelfth annual installment of the organization’s popular Rooster Road Trip.
Catch all the action from the crew's last day in North Dakota
The crew recap their second pheasant-filled day in North Dakota on some birdy public land.
The second morning of the Rooster Road Trip.
The Rooster Road Trip crew moves to South Dakota where they ride a major weather swing from cold and rainy to beautiful and sunny.
The crew is tested by some harsh weather conditions as they take on South Dakota.
The Rooster Road Trip day 3.
On their final day from The Dakotas, the crew talks about finding birds around cattail edges in this beautiful landscape filled with lakes, hills, and public land habitat.
The Rooster Road Trip day 4.
Will this year’s trip end with the whirring of wings and heavy game bags? Watch the fourth and final episode right now to find out for yourself.
The 2021 Rooster Road Trip may be in the rearview mirror, but now it's time for our social media followers to shine as the crew answers crowdsourced questions about their adventure across The Dakotas.
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