Opening Day 2018

Mike Carroll of the Plainsman Josh Cleveland of Watertown holds a pheasant after his dog retrieved it Saturday west of Huron. Next, dogs doing what they love - retrieving a downed bird.

Hunters and their hunting dogs took to the fields and trees strips of South Dakota on Saturday, as the 2018 pheasant hunting season  - the 100th such season in the state - opened for out-of-state hunters. A slight rebound in bird population made for good hunting on Saturday, with bright sunshine and a good tailwind to assist the pheasants.

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Mike Carroll of the Plainsman Josh Cleveland of Watertown holds a pheasant after his dog retrieved it Saturday west of Huron. Next, dogs doing what they love - retrieving a downed bird.

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