Carefully selected farming practices enhance the survival and propagation of Wild South Dakota Ring Neck Pheasants and other wildlife.  No-till seeding of one crop directly into the previous crop residue provides protective cover for nesting hens.  The low disturbance feature of special drills and planters minimizes the destruction of nests, giving hens much greater opportunity to rear a successful brood.

Special “stripper heads” used to harvest wheat leave straw standing at 30 inches instead of cutting it off at 8 inches.  The tall stubble is much like unharvested grass with the added benefit of a modest amount of grain left by the harvest machines.

No haying or grazing is done at Lone Tree Trails, so grassy areas are exclusively wildlife habitat.

All these factors work in concert to make thousands of natural, wild, South Dakota Ring Neck Pheasants available for your hunting pleasure.  Hope we see you this fall!