#MomentofChill 11.21.18: End of the Hunt

We believe in the power of nature to replenish our spirit and restore balance to our lives. That’s why, each day from today through Christmas Day, we will post a “Moment of Chill”—a short video that will transport you to a place where you don’t have to do anything but watch, enjoy, and breathe.

Today’s #MomentofChill is from our own Joel Ruby, and it captures the feeling of tiredness and satisfaction that comes at the end of a great day in the field with dogs and good friends.

The grasslands of central South Dakota are ground zero for pheasant hunting in America. Common pheasants (known throughout the U.S as ring-necked pheasants) are native to China and were first introduced in Oregon in 1881. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, many more birds–mostly from English game-bird farms–were released across the country.

Although 2018 saw an uptick in pheasant populations across South Dakota, the long-term trend is not so rosy. Statewide, the number of pheasants is down 41% over the past decade. To learn more, visit Pheasants Forever.

And if you’re having a rough day and feel the need for some new chill NOW, visit the Moment of Chill homepage.

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