Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

The waterfowl production areas (WPAs) of Huron WMD attract over 100,000 visitors a year, making this the most visited WMD in the nation. Hunters are among these visitors, drawn here by the large flocks of ducks that use the wetlands in the fall. While larger numbers of ducks use these areas in the spring for nesting, hunters will still encounter a variety of duck species and can expect a quality hunt. Pheasant, deer and other game may also be hunted along the grasslands that surround the wetlands. As with all WPAs, these lands are open to hunting per state regulations. Huron WMD covers eight South Dakota counties and includes 11,000 acres of land open to hunting, located in the heart of the state's prairie pothole country.