Roll Call on-line brings us some personal memories and thoughts from US Senator Mike Rounds:
Q: Tell me about your love of hunting.
A: My dad still reminds me that I messed up — I was born on the opening weekend of pheasant season, 1954. My dad still reminds me that I screwed up his opening hunt for the year. The pheasant is the state bird in South Dakota and I think we’re one of the few states that shoots our state bird. My kids all hunt. It’s a family tradition. Christmas is still clearly the biggest holiday in South Dakota but the opening day of pheasant season is the next biggest.