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South Dakota Pheasant Hunting News

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South Dakotan outdoorsman, Tony Dean is still providing to young hunters even after he died seven years ago. The outdoorsman co-produced numerous award winning radio and television programs. After his death, those closest to him compiled a couple of programs to ensure his legacy would not be forgotten. One of these programs was the Tony Dean’s Acres. This is a program where land is bought within the state for wildlife management, conservation and to allow public hunting.

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The end of the 2014 pheasant hunting season has arrived and the results are due to be published. The belief is that this season will be declared a suc...

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One group of hunters who recently visited South Dakota for a five day hunting trip discussed their experiences. As they found out, it’s not just...

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Hunters who are out to harvest pheasants are no strangers to taking their dogs for the added benefits; from flushing our multiple birds to retrieving ...

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Hal McKnight, from Oklahoma City, and Don Sitton, from Rockport, Texas, have recently given their accounts of a pheasant hunt they participated in during the South Dakota pheasant hunting season. The two hunters regularly visit the state and consider it, like many bird hunters, to be “pheasant heaven”.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Kate Middleton, was furious with her husband for participating in a traditional Christmas Boxing Day pheasant hunt in the UK. The hunt, which is held on the private grounds of the Sandringham estate, is a private and highly traditional affair for the British royal family.

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South Dakotan outdoorsman, Tony Dean is still providing to young hunters even after he died seven years ago.

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On the 13 December 2014, there was a pheasant summit held in Marshall. Hosted by Governor Mark Dayton, the summit set out ideas how the local residents, government agencies and charities can help improve the local pheasant population. Despite a recent rise; the population is significant lower than the 10 year and long term average.

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When the pheasant hunting season started on October 18, there was an expectation that there would be an increase of traffic at the Mitchell Municipal Airport, South Dakota. While the airport manager, Mike Scherschlight, has stated that there have been more hunters, there have actually been a lower number of planes than expected.

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Throughout South Dakota the snow has arrived early and temperatures are decreasing faster than was expected. Yet many South Dakota hunting lodges are still fully booked for the holidays and many hunters are in the fields taking advantage of the improved population. Some are even finding they can bag their limits.

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Hunters from across the country have headed to South Dakota to put on their blaze orange jackets and take to the fields for on the state’s biggest weekends: the pheasant hunting opener.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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