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Day County: The Thrill of the Hunt


PIERRE, S.D. – Located in the heart of the Glacial Lakes Region, Day County is truly an outdoorsman’s paradise. Including the communities of Webster, Waubay, Bristol, Roslyn, Pierpont, Andover and Grenville, this is one of the best sporting locations in the upper Midwest.

Fishing, hunting, boating, sightseeing and a variety of winter sports are popular Day County activities. Both the Mississippi and Central flyways overlap here, bringing waterfowl by the millions. Join in the hunting excitement as snow geese migrate to the area. Mallards, Canada geese and several other species of waterfowl fly in countless numbers, thrilling hunters from near and far.

Several lakes dot the county, making it an angler hotspot. Summer and winter fishing bring in fishermen hoping to catch their limits of walleye and perch.

Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities are available at the Waubay National Wildlife Refuge. Waubay, a Sioux word meaning “a nesting place for birds,” fits the refuge well, as 245 species of birds make their home here.

Learn how history played into the settlement of Day County at the Day County Museum, open year round. You’ll see hundreds of articles on display, from Native American artifacts to farm equipment used by early day settlers.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Shayla Waugh, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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