Pierre, SD --  Pierre Area Chamber officials are reacting to the news the Governor’s Pheasant Hunt is being pulled from its longtime home of the Pierre/Fort Pierre area to southeast South Dakota and Sioux Falls. Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Lois Ries says they found out indirectly about the change of venue.

She says they expect a significant financial loss to the area when the event moves to Sioux Falls in 2020.

Ries says Pierre officials would have at least liked the chance to work with those who moved the Hunt.

A meeting to discuss planning beyond the Governor’s Pheasant Hunt is scheduled for next week at the Pierre Area Chamber office in Pierre. The Chamber is encouraging input from anyone with thoughts on moving forward.