Growing up here in the Northland, I never really was exposed to pheasant hunting.  I had been partridge hunting (which is different) and other small game hunting too.  When I lived in Southern MN for a few years, I was introduced to Pheasant hunting, and found it's a trip worth taking.

What is fun about Pheasant hunting is that you are usually hunting in open areas, and it's generally easier than partridge hunting.  Pheasants often hang out by the edge of cornfields, or can easily be flushed out with groups of hunters.  They have routines that they follow, and once you learn their habits you can greatly increase your odds of success.  The MN DNR has plenty of tips and an easy to navigate section on their website about getting started.

Oh, and another thing... pheasant is delicious!