News and Updates

What's new from the farm, the pheasant hunting industry, even some press accolades

PNF: A Winter Photo Essay

Paul Nelson Farm is featured in Shotgun Life, an online magazine dedicated to the best in wing and clays shooting. The story, found here, is written by renowned photographer/journalist Gary Kramer. Savor his wonderful writing and always-extraordinary photography,...

Networking the Paul Nelson Farm Way

This little hunting story has some of our favorite elements. Rooster pheasants (of course). A round of beer by the fire pit. A proud father. Some new friendships developing. Then a subsequent, whimsically-wonderful business connection that has burgeoned into national...

Hunting with Tom Brokaw

South Dakota native, Tom Brokaw, comes to Paul Nelson Farm to shoot the cover story and article appearing in the December-January 2016 Covey Rise magazine.  His prairie roots surface when Tom says to his wife, Meredith, "This is who I am.  This is where we come from."...

The Bird Hunting Report – South Dakota Pheasants

Renowned author, Stuart Williams, remembers intimate and humorous details of the ever-changing Paul Nelson Farm.  He reveals Paul's "Best Kept Secret" of December hunting. With our thanks to the publisher, you'll find the full text of the article below.  Or view the...

December Weather

The Weather Channel just released its December forecast...and it's lookin' like prime hunting conditions at Paul Nelson Farm, weather-and-bird-wise! Just look at that 'above average' temperature designation for South Dakota. And then there's this: "We will see a...

See hundreds of pheasants take flight on Opening Day

  On Opening Day 2014, our hunters were so stunned at the sight of hundreds of pheasants taking flight that they weren't sure what to shoot!  Chris Dorsey, Tom Brokaw and Sen John Thune experienced...

Opening Day on NBC Sports

  We were thrilled to welcome our friend Tom Brokaw for our 2014 Opening Day, which he filmed for his new NBC Sports series entitled, appropriately, Opening Day.   Chris Dorsey and Sen John Thune...

42% Increase in Pheasant Numbers

South Dakota wildlife officials just announced an estimated 42 percent jump in pheasant numbers. The pheasants-per-mile index is at 3.8, up from 2.68 last year, and 1.5 in 2013. That's going to make for some great hunting in the ringneck state. But as encouraging as...

We are Orvis Finalists! This Toast…Goes to You

We just found out the Farm is one of four finalists for the Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year. We're honored, but mostly we're thinking...this toast goes to you! Your post-hunt reviews and feedback all contribute to helping us achieve this rarefied status....