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Edmunds County: Quality Game Hunting


PIERRE, S.D. – Sporting enthusiasts in search of a thrilling hunting or fishing excursion will find it in Edmunds County. The county’s six communities, Ipswich, Bowdle, Roscoe, Hosmer, Mina and Loyalton attract avid sportsmen from across the nation.

Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in Edmunds County. The region is renowned for quality game hunting, with pheasant, partridge and sharp-tailed grouse being primary species. Healthy populations of whitetail deer make for an exciting hunting excursion. Located in the prairie pothole region, the county offers excellent numbers of migrating waterfowl. Many small lakes and reservoirs dot the area, providing plentiful fishing opportunities. Mina Lake State Recreation Area, located east of Ipswich, offers great swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

The J.W. Parmley Historical Home and Museum in Ipswich is just one of several historical buildings in the county that are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Visit for a complete listing.

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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