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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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07
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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With the pheasant hunting season over, thoughts of pheasant hunters, conservationists and landowners will shift. Now the focus until the next season will be how to preserve the populations of the popular game bird. To that end, there are a couple of conservation banquets to raise awareness and funds for the need to improve habitat.

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It hasn’t been long since the new Pheasants Forever regional office opened in Brookings, South Dakota and it’s team have already started to work in earnest for the bird’s protection. Recently, it has announced its intentions to redefine conservation efforts in the pheasant hunting capital.

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If you are someone who loves to take a trip down to Texas for a little Turkey hunting, your plans might be spoilt. Turkey populations in East Texas are struggling. This has led to calls for there to be a cancellation of the Turkey hunting season in more than half of Texas.

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The Pheasants Forever Chapter in Mitchell, South Dakota will host its annual landowner habitat event this February. This will be the thirtieth year of the event and this year, it will be held at the Moose Lodge in Mitchell. The educational event includes a buffet of roast beef and chicken, prizes donated by local businesses, a raffle and a silent auction. The biggest prize on offer will be the national Pheasants Forever 2015 Ford pickup truck.

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Despite active educational programs, there are still numerous myths and misconceptions for pheasant and quail hunting. Some of these so-called facts are harmless; however, some can be harmful to conservation efforts. For instance, one of the most common beliefs is that predators are responsible for the lower bird populations. This misconception has been around for a number of years and conservation agencies have been trying to set the record straight. The main reason for a declining pheasant and quail population is the declining habitat for both birds.

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In 2014, it was announced that Pheasants Forever was to open a regional headquarters in South Dakota. This was to help stem the tide of a decreasing pheasant population that dropped by nearly 80% between 2012 and 2013.

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The Pere Marquette Youth Pheasant Hunt has been scheduled for March 7, 2015 and young pheasant hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 can now apply for a place. The early spring addition to the Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt Program is very popular and demand for places is usually very high. It is also highly unusual for an event to be held this time of the year. Most youth hunting opportunities are offered during the fall or early winter.

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