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What’re the Best Wingshooting Hunts?

01.10.2022 | By Remington Contributor

Tired of store-bought turkey and honey glazed ham? Want to take your four-legged friend out for the time of his life? Wild game birds are the answer. Not only will you get to venture out with your dog and a large group of hunting buddies, but there is an endless list of breathtaking land to hunt.

South Dakota Pheasant

There is no doubt that when it comes to pheasant hunting, South Dakota is where you want to be. These gorgeous birds are found in the plains and are often hunted with man’s best friend (which let’s be honest, makes every hunt better). Pheasants are the ideal upland hunting birds, they’re colorful, fun to hunt with your pals, and are chock full of taste.

Pheasant | South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (

hunter carrying dead pheasants and a shotgun
Pictured: A bird hunter carries a harvested pheasant after a successful hunt

Louisiana Waterfowl

Louisiana is a prime spot for hunting waterfowl; its southern coastline coupled with the Mississippi River makes for excellent habitat and hunting opportunities. Not to mention the food and culture you’ll get to experience during your hunt. If you play your cards right, you’ll end up with the best Duck Confit you’ve ever had. Scouts honor! This is a great hunting destination to bring your canine companion.

Hunting Licenses, Permits, and Tags | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Minnesota Grouse

Grouse are beautiful birds, closely related to chickens, that have habitat all over the United States. They are truly delicious birds, and a great way to introduce your kids to eating wild game. While Minnesota is the home of 10,000 lakes, it has more to offer than fishing and water sports. Home to the largest population of Ruffed Grouse in the US, Minnesota is the place to be if you want to bag out on this exotic chicken.

Grouse hunting | Minnesota DNR (

Arizona Desert Quail

In the flatlands of Arizona lives an odd-looking bird with a great taste and beautiful plumage, the quail. This small bird is best known for being the main character in the jalapeno poppers of your dad’s backyard bar-b-que –– and Arizona is the best place to get them. Being that Arizona is a rather warm state, this is one of the few hunts that welcome the wearing of shorts. Grab your hunting buddy and four-legged friends and head down to the desert to bring home some tasty birds.


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