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Minnesota Pheasant Hunting News

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There are many threats for birds. One of them is lead poisoning from shots. Yet this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. South and North Dakota have already placed in safeguards, and now Minnesota is being asked to ban the toxic shot.

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Over several morning coffees this November, Christoffersen would watch pheasant hunters at work. The sportsmen were cornering the popular game bird near his wheat and cattle farm in Minnesota, but to no luck. The birds seemed to have learnt the trick to avoiding the hunters.

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It isn’t long until the pheasant season gets underway across the United States and there are many hunters who are preparing for the season. For some in Minnesota, the preparations start with a trip to Sand Pine Pheasants.

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While South Dakota is looking to spend more money on conservation and increase the pheasant and other wildlife populations in the state – others are questioning the amount being spent on such efforts.

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While there is a major drive for pheasant populations across the United States to increase, there is a financial cost for these efforts. The price that Tom Landwehr, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner for Minnesota, has tagged onto the efforts runs into hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Like everywhere else in the country; Minnesota has a declining pheasant population. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has stated that while local populations have increased slightly this year; they were still 58% below the 10 year average and 71% below the long term average.

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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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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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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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It had been on their radar for a while and finally The Nobles County Pheasants Forever Chapter has bought a 147-acre area of land with their partners from numerous local and state agencies.

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Even when bird numbers are down, it’s doesn’t stop the usual Minnesota upland hunters from gearing up for the season. Apparently, it doesn’t stop new hunters from joining in either.

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Grouse hunting in the Midwest is one of the favorites for locals and even for those from out of state.

The favorite upland birds have typically gone through cyclical periods of strong numbers followed by poor numbers.

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Did you ever have a class in high school that discussed hunting?

It turns out there is such a course in a Minnesota school district. The class or group rather, The Waconia High School Conservation Group, has a lot to do with introducing students to the outdoors and that includes participating in Minnesota pheasant hunts.

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For the most part things appears better than last year for pheasant hunters in Minnesota.

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There is some troubling news out of Minnesota.

Grouse numbers reported by the DNR are down once again. Early reports from this spring put the grouse numbers down from last year.

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A highly mobile and skilled habitat team is strategically working across southern Minnesota to manage and improve grasslands for wildlife, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This team of six, officially known as the DNR Prairie Wildlife Roving Crew, came together in January and is already making a positive impact on the management of state-owned wildlife habitat.

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Waterfowl season to be decided soon
Waterfowl season to be decided soon

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Minnesota’s pheasant index remains unchanged from 2009 but is 22 percent below the 10-year average, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Inexperienced young people and women can apply for a chance to step into the field with an experienced pheasant hunter this fall during the mentored youth pheasant hunt and the first-ever women’s mentored pheasant hunt.

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Hunters who wish to apply for one of 186 permits for the 2010 Minnesota prairie chicken season or for one of 10,430 permits for the fall turkey hunt must do so by Friday, July 30, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Applications are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

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