Ringneck Festival & Bird Dog Challenge

The Huron Ringneck Festival & Bird Dog Challenge is an annual Pheasant Hunting competition that draws participants from across the United States. Each year, 30 teams (6 people per team) are selected through an application process. The object of the competition is to bag the most birds (within the state limit) with only four shells per hunter. The competition fee includes two banquets, field lunch, rules breakfast, live entertainment and first-class prizes.

The Bird Dog Challenge tests the skills of dogs and hunters. This competition allows two hunters and one dog to take the field in a timed, limited shell hunt. Points are awarded to each team based on retrieves, shots not taken, and every second remaining on the clock. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams.

Current Projects

  • Annual Ringneck Festival and Bird Dog Challenge

Meeting Information

  • When:  Monday's - Once Monthly
  • Where:  Huron Chamber Boardroom
  • Time:  5:15pm

2016 Committee Chair

Kent Shelton
Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton and Burns Law Office

2016 Committee Members

Peggy Besch
   SD State Fair
Paula Mom
Paul Rann
    HRMC Foundation

Steve Besch
   Overbuilt
Katie Olson
    Terex
Rebecca Rink
    Rebecca Rink Veterinary Supply

Eric Kannegeiter
   Carr Chiropractic Clinic
Shari Pyle
    American Bank and Trust
Taylor Shelton


For more information on the Ringneck Festival Committee, contact Sarah at 352-0000 or sarah@huronsd.com