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South Dakota is known for its abundant wildlife and game, and Carthage is situated right at the heart of the Dakota hunting territory.

People flock to South Dakota for pheasant hunting season like party-goers to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. And Miner County boasts one of the heartiest pheasant populations in the state. Carthage's acres of grassland are the perfect habitat for pheasants.

Pheasants are not the only target that draw hunters to the Carthage area. Other fowl such as duck and geese are just as sought after.

Big game also make up a significant portion of the hunting activity in the Carthage area. Hunters come to Carthage in hopes of scoring a trophy buck during deer season.