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South Dakota Pheasant Hunting News

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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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Those looking for a different hunting experience this year will have the option to explore a new Game Production area. The Gideon Game Production Area is in the northwest of Moody County and has opened for this season. The area is within 50 miles of Sioux Falls and only 10 miles south of Brookings.

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Paul Nelson Farm near Gettysburg is used to having a Government focus. Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, was known to hunt pheasants at the resort on occasion.

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A while back in 1968, Doug Noteboom decided that he would give Turkey Hunting a try. After getting some advice from a local child in Sturgis he went to find a flock behind the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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A South Dakota hunting lodge which was destroyed in a fire last year is being rebuilt with the hopes for it to be ready in time for the hunting season.

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Weather is such an important aspect for pheasant conservation. A harsh winter will often result in a higher bird mortality rate, which with the latest figures is a scenario hunters and conservationists everywhere want to avoid.

Yet a good winter can support the birds by maintaining a group of healthy hens, which inevitably leads to larger clutches of eggs. The more eggs there are, the more chicks which are born and survive leading to a population increase.

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Finding food is not the primary objective for the majority of upland bird hunters a small survey for Wingshooting USA TV has found.

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After their very successful banquet and auction last year, the Southern Hills Pheasants Forever is set to host an event again.

Last year was the first time the event was held, and it raised $5,000. This money was spent on improving the pheasant habitat in the local Southern Black Hills. This included $1,000 spent on planting trees and other foliage and $3,000 on an irrigation system for the Westside of Angostura.

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The group set up by Governor Daugarrd to develop a strategy for pheasant habitat repopulation held their first meeting in late February 2014.

The group would have had two contrasting stories to deal with. On one hand, the South Dakota State University would have informed them that approximately 1.8 million acres of South Dakota had been converted to cropland from grassland between 2006 and 2012.

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The cattle rancher Joe Painter gives credit to his father for the appreciation of the pheasant, sage grouse, sharptails, ducks, wild turkeys and partridge he has. His cattle ranch outside of Buffalo, South Dakota is certainly an example how ranchers and wildlife can live in harmony.

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