I realize you said "public land pheasant hunt" but just in case, and for others reading this thread...here is the website of a first class South Dakota pheasant operation that hunts all wild birds on some really great land. Last year their pheasant hunters took over 1,000 birds.
And again for others reading this pheasant hunting thread, they also offer BIG whitetail deer hunts as well as predator hunting. Jim See and I are heading out there tomorrow to hunt coyotes. I'll report back after my hunt.
Sportsmans Acres Pheasant Hunting
They hunt pheasants and deer on several farms totaling 12,000 acres just south of Mitchell, South Dakota.
Look in the right hand corner of this page to see their ad.