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South Dakota is the proud host to another chapter of Pheasants Forever. The Fort Randall Chapter of Pheasants Forever, as it is officially called, has been established with the goal to positively influence the Douglas County’s natural habitat while providing high quality and valuable educational experiences for the local youths.

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Paper licensing for fishing and hunting will soon be a thing of the past. North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is going paperless. This will mean that the owners of a bait store or gas station will not be able to sell licenses like they used to.

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There isn’t a turkey hunter out there who hasn’t had that unfortunate moment when they’ve been hunting a turkey for a while only to make the wrong move at the last second and their quarry suddenly disappears. Usually this happens when turkey hunters are inexperienced, but even those hunters with many seasons under their belt can suffer unfortunate failures.

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California is a worried state. Over the past three decades there has been a general population decline of pheasants in the state. Recently the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hosted a pheasant ecology workshop. The event, held on April 30 and May 1, examined what the causes of the recent population decline could have been.

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One of the biggest concerns for pheasant populations, and other upland birds, is the significant reduction in lands enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program. The main reason behind the decline in the reduction of enrolled land is the rise in farm crops making farming highly profitable again.

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Myron Rick, a San Diego hunter, is facing numerous misdemeanours relating to hunting citations in Hetting County. The charges facing the hunter

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23
The recent bird flu outbreak is said to be the largest in recorded history and has forced several states to declare an emergency. The deadly virus is currently spreading itself across the Midwest and is responsible for the deaths of millions of birds.

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Habitat loss is the often the main culprit when it comes to why pheasants in South Dakota and other states across the nation have been declining. As farmers are not signing back up to the CRP program and instead turning to productive cops and as land is used for development; the long grasses used by pheasants for foraging, shelter and nesting is disappearing.

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A Conservation Reserve Program offshoot has just achieved a fantastic goal of enrolling more than one million acres, thanks to land being signed up in North Dakota. The offshoot of the CRP program, which has recently declined, was developed to help booster wildlife habitat and protect vulnerable species from continuing population declines.

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Bird Flu, the deadly disease that has been responsible for nearly seven million turkey and chicken deaths in the Midwest, is on the minds of many at the approach of another pheasant season.

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04
Nearly three million commercial turkeys have been wiped out by avian influenza recently. However, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are hoping that the wild turkey population should be able to avoid the epidemic that disrupted many Midwest operations. As commercial operations are struggling to control the outbreak, Iowa state agencies are asking turkey hunters to be on the lookout for wild turkeys that could be affected. Should hunters find a bird they suspect of having avian influenza, the hunter should report the bird and its whereabouts to state officials.

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An eleven year old will make it into the national record books after he recently shot his first wild turkey. While being that young and partaking in a turkey hunt is nothing new, the bird that he was able to catch was a record breaker. Upon investigation of his kill, it was found that the wild turkey gobbler had ten beards which scored 179.25. According to statistics from the National Wild Turkey Records, this is the third highest score in the state of Missouri and the ninth highest in the US.

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The 2014-2015 winter was supposed to be a pheasant year for the state of Pennsylvania. However, they failed in their one major goal to capture birds and release them in the state as part of their pheasant recovery programs.

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A new chapter of Quail Forever has been added in Texas’ South Plains region, through the hard work of local quail hunters and conservationists. The new chapter is to be officially known as the Llano Estacado Chapter of Quail Forever. Their main goal is to improve the local habitat and educate groups about conservation as a way to create an environment for sustainable populations of quail, scaled quail and other wildlife in Texas.

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Recently the South Dakota wild turkey hunting season began for those looking to practice their archery skills. During the early phase of the hunting season only a bow and arrow can be used to hunt the ground bird. The firearm hunting begins on April 11 and runs through to May 17. There are still opportunities for hunters to claim their prairie license. They are handed out on a first come, first served basis. However, residents can claim two licenses while non-residents are limited to one.

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It was a very special event at the annual Bear Crop Science and Graves Gin Cooperation pheasant hunt on March 17. This year’s host, Liberty Hills Outfitters have been holding pheasant hunts for nearly four years. Mostly they cater for corporate groups and small parties. Hunts are usually limited to about 200 birds.

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In the 1980s, there wasn’t any opportunity for youths to have special or devoted weekends for just them to hunt pheasants, as well as other animals. If they wanted to go out hunting, then they would have to accompany their parents out into the field.

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On July 20, 2015 the South Dakota Community Foundation board of directors will have to present a report detailing how the organization used $350,000. Legislature approved the funds and expected them to be used for wildlife habitat improvement.

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Despite news from the Missouri Department of Conservation that restrictions on pheasant hunting areas will be lifted this season, the pheasant population has not grown. Many pheasant hunters and commentators have made the connection after the news but the MDC recently wanted to put the record straight.

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Pheasants Forever has helped to improve the habitat for pheasants and other upland wildlife across South Dakota. The conservation efforts have improved more than 43,000 acres across 1,319 wildlife habitat projects. This has included projects that have been initiated by the state’s 34 chapters and more than 23,314 acres of habitat supported by the Pheasant Forever’s Farm Bill biologist program.

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