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South Dakota Pheasant Hunting News

22
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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21
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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24
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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22
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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07
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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08
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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02
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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31
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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27
We all know that the habitat for pheasants is shrinking and that the population of the much prized bird has dropped by around 68%.

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25
It is not often that a group of such diversity would be involved in such a harmonious event. However, the group established after Gov. Daugaard’s pheasant habitat summit seems to have established solidarity that is set to become a valuable foundation.

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25
There has not been a lot of good news recently when it comes to pheasant hunting, especially in the North and South Dakota areas. In some estimates the number of birds has dropped by 68%; however those numbers could have been inaccurate with late roosting hens not included in the count. The drop has been blamed on the weather and the reduction in the land provided for these birds.

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23
South Dakota is a place that has changed significantly over the past 150 years since the first horse-drawn plow worked the land.

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15
The 2013 pheasant season had a negative vibe.

States like Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and others have all reported down seasons.

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11
It has been a tough year for the pheasant hunters this year. Reports in South Dakota that the numbers of wild pheasants were down by 64% has put furth...

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12
Bad news, good news and more good news for pheasant hunters in South Dakota.

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01
South Dakota has always been the go-to state when it comes to pheasant hunting. The tradition is ingrained in their culture, and hunters from around the country reserve hotels months in advance to have an opportunity to hit the fields on opening day.

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11
Many states have seen lower pheasant numbers this year, and South Dakota is no exception. Experts identified a 64% drop in the amount of pheasants compared to last year. While there were 4.19 pheasants per mile in the state in 2012, there isn’t be more than about 1.5 this season.

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23
Hunters know that it’s not always about the hunt itself. Most times, it’s about so much more.

It’s about getting out into nature, passing along tradition, experiencing new things, and most importantly, spending time with family, friends and other hunters.

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The Land And Water Conservation Fund is a federal program implemented by Congress in 1964. The original duration of the fund was set to be 25 years, but was renewed to extend the benefits of the program for many more years.

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