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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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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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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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The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is looking to get more clarification and a proposed change to the laws regarding hunting groups. According to current legislation, no more than twenty people are allowed to hunt in one group. This rule does not count against those hunting jackrabbits or predators. However the rule also does not distinguish between hunter and observer. According to current guidelines, anyone who is within the group is counted on the list.

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The newly appointed South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler has admitted that he is still learning the ropes. On a recent trip from Aberdeen to Siox Falls, Hepler saw his first case of habitat loss in the field. “I saw a lot of old farmsteads and their shelterbelts that had been torn up or burned up and turned into beans or corn,” Hepler said. “I had heard about that but I hadn’t seen it before.”

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Those who like hunting in the state of Missouri will be very pleased come the next hunting season. The regulations that prevented hunters from harvesting the game bird in the lower half of the state have been amended and now pheasant hunters can practice the sport in any part of the state.

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On Monday, March 9, 2015, the South Dakota Senate Appropriations Committee met. On their agenda was the discussion to reallocate money taken out of the South Dakota Conservation Fund and put it back where it should have been.

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If there was ever the need for a reminder of the need for safety when hunting it was during a hunt in Dodge County, Wisconsin. During a regular pheasant hunt on private land that is run as a game farm, the pair of hunters were involved in an accident, resulting in one of them requiring medical attention.

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