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Veteran NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw, took viewers of “Opening Day” on a trip to his native South Dakota for a special pheasant hunting edition. The hope for the network is that this could be a regular fixture in their programming schedules.

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Life in North Dakota seems good at the moment. The budget for the state has a $450 million surplus, has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate and has a population of only 725,000.

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12
More than 11,000 pheasants are to be released in Utah at 56 different sites this hunting season. The season for Utah began on November 1 and just before each weekend there will be a new release. The exception of this will be the Thanksgiving weekend, where birds will be released earlier in the week so there will be a significant number of birds ready for the special weekend.

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In 2006 and 2007, when pheasant harvests and hunting numbers were at their highest, the Minnesota state sold 129,000 pheasant stamps. By 2013, the number of hunters had decreased by 40% with only 78,000 stamps sold.

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10
The opening weekend of the 2014-2015 pheasant hunting season has come to an end and early indications hint at a promising time ahead.

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03
One of the most important skills when it comes to pheasant hunting is marksmanship. It is no surprise then that often the best hunters are also good shots.

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02
The release of thirty thousand adult pheasants is scheduled to be completed in the state of New York. The announcement was made by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) earlier this week as they prepare for the new season.

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28
South Dakota’s roadside survey has shown that there was a 76% increase in the pheasant population from the 2013 count. This has allowed the state to still boast impressive hunting opportunities for those looking to bag themselves a pheasant.

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This year’s Montana pheasant hunters will have the 2014 Farm Bill to thank for the amount of private land available. The state’s Department of Agriculture has used its Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program with funds allocated from the bill to open up new land for hunters.

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23
South Dakota has a problem. For a state considered to be the pheasant capitol of the United States, it is suffering from declining pheasant populations. The blame is often pointed to the reduction of natural habitat due to farming pressures and poor weather limiting brooding season.

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22
Within five minutes of the fourth annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener, there was an opportunity for hunters to bag their first rooster. The crisp, sunny autumn day in Worthington, southwestern Minnesota was praised by all including the 43 hunters and 41 non-hunting guides who were able to harvest an average of one bird a piece.

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18
The third Saturday in South Dakota has always become something of an unofficial state holiday. The time-honoured tradition in the state for the pheasant hunting season opener brings hunters from across the state and further afield to what is indisputably the pheasant capital of the world.

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14
Hunters who are heading over to the state of Iowa should be in for one of the best hunting seasons for six years. According to the state’s annual count there are a record number of pheasants roaming the game areas since 2008.

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To keep up with the demand from pheasant hunters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintain a productive pheasant release program. The pheasants raised in the program are distributed throughout the region.

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09
The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has recently released some good news for those interested in protecting pheasant populations.

A three year study into how many birds consume lead shot and the effect it has on them has concluded pheasants are relatively well off. The study found that when compared to ducks and mourning doves, pheasants are more resilient to lead poisoning.

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27
Many pheasant hunters who head into South Dakota will do so in hot weather. The hotter the weather the higher the chance you and your hunting dog will cross paths with a rattlesnake.

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25
Retired businessman, Jerry Moehnke, has donated a specialized tracked wheelchair to help disabled veterans share his passion for upland bird hunting. Jerry enjoys hunting pheasants and other upland birds with his son Steven, who is disabled.

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17
Pheasants Forever message to those who want to save the pheasant: South Dakota is the state where pheasant hunting has to work. The first draft of the plan for pheasant recovery is being written at the moment by state leaders and other stakeholders in the sport.

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16
A $550,000 purchase of land has opened up new areas for hunting opportunities in the ever popular Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area in northwestern Illinois.

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Those who enjoy hunting turkeys will be given a second chance before the year is over. The Utah Wildlife Board approved a Fall hunt for 2014. This decision was made during their early June meeting.

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