Teri Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau is greeting pheasant hunters as they arrive at the Sioux Falls airport, including Matt Mahowald of Dallas, Texas.

Teri and her staff provide refreshments and gifts for the pheasant hunters at the airport.

Most hunters will have a good year with an estimated 18 percent more birds than last year.  Hunters killed more than 1.5 million pheasants last year in South Dakota.