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Introducing Your Dog to Water
If you have yet to take your pooch swimming with you and the coming nice weather will offer the first chance to do so be prepared! Some dogs are a little hesitant about their first swimming lessons and if they become scared, have a bad experience, or get pushed into the situation it could ruin their enthusiasm for it. We want our dogs to share all kinds of different experiences with us and swimming is no different. It is an amazing form of exercise for any dog and many times we use swimming as a treat/reward for a good days work!

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Pheasants Forever was recently awarded seven North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants to conserve wetlands and associated grasslands in Illinois, Minnesota and South Dakota. Pheasants Forever received $2.375 million in NAWCA grant funding for implementation of its wildlife habitat conservation mission on more than 27,000 acres.

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Pheasants Forever Passes 1 Million Acre Mark in Iowa
Pheasants Forever announces the completion of 1 million acres of habitat accomplishments in Iowa since the first Iowa chapter formed in 1984. With Pheasants Forever's marquee event, National Pheasant Fest 2010, in Des Moines this weekend, "PF" members and sponsors will celebrate the 1,000,000 acres of habitat work accomplished by Pheasants Forever in the state. National Pheasant Fest is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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The winter of 2009-2010 is already one for the record books, leaving many South Dakotans wondering how their state bird, the pheasant, can survive the elements.

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How? By purchasing your ticket for the Iowa Build a Wildlife Area gun raffle sponsored by the Iowa Pheasants Forever State Council. Fifty-two brand new firearms – total value of $78,000 - will be raffled off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to purchasing new public hunting and recreation areas in Iowa.

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Recent snowfalls have resulted in a deep blanket of crusty snow that is significantly limiting pheasants’ access to waste grain throughout much of their range in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Providing feed for pheasants during such conditions can increase their chances of survival.

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To Feed or Not to Feed? Pheasants Forever Has Answers

Feeding ringnecks can have negative consequences, not long-term solution to winter survival– From the Dakotas and Minnesota to Iowa and Illinois, much of the core pheasant range is experiencing winter's first real test due to recent heavy snowstorms and extreme cold. Naturally, many hunters and conservationists have found cause for concern regarding ring-necked pheasants' ability to survive, and ask "Should we be feeding pheasants?" Pheasants Forever has some careful considerations.

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With Kansas annually ranking in the top three states in the nation for pheasant hunting, hunters often ask why this popular game bird cannot be found in southeast Kansas. Like all wildlife, pheasants need four things to survive: food, water, cover, and space. If these things are not present in the proper mix for an individual species, it will not thrive. But sometimes it can be more complicated than that.

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SANDHILL CRANE SEASON OPENS NOV. 11, RUNS THROUGH JAN. 7
PRATT — The sandhill crane hunting season opens Nov. 11 and runs through Jan. 7, 2010. Hunters pursuing this large game bird should be aware that the endangered whooping crane may be present during the sandhill crane season. Whooping cranes use the same habitats as sandhill cranes, and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area are two of their favorite stops in the Central Flyway.

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KANSAS UPLAND BIRD, WATERFOWL SEASONS ON TAP
PRATT — The Kansas pheasant and quail seasons return to their traditional opening and closing dates this fall. Both seasons open on Saturday, Nov. 14, and run through Jan. 31, 2010. Prairie chicken season opens a week later — Nov. 21 through Jan. 31, 2010, in the Northwest and East units. In the Southwest Unit, prairie chicken season runs Nov. 21-Dec. 31. (The prairie chicken Southwest Unit is bordered by Highway K-96 on the north and U.S. 281 on the east.)

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IT'S ALMOST TIME TO HANG OUT THE “YOUTH GONE HUNTING” SIGN
PRATT — The plans are made; you’re taking a youngster hunting during the 2009 Kansas pheasant and quail youth season, Nov. 7-8. The lucky kid has been tutored in gun handling and practiced shooting clay targets. Perhaps he or she has even been regaled with predictions of cackling pheasants bursting beneath the feet. Excitement is in the air.

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South Dakota Hunting Atlas Updates
PIERRE, S.D. – People who have received the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Public Lands Hunting Atlas may want to check the GFP Web site for additional hunting-access opportunities.

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FREE TRAP SHOOT AT GLEN ELDER NOV. 7
GLEN ELDER — On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will conduct an event designed to lure more youth and novice hunters into the field. The Glen Elder Youth Shooting Challenge will begin at 1 p.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. at the Glen Elder Wildlife Area Office, just south of the US. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 128 junction, approximately 1 mile west of Glen Elder.

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QUAIL FOREVER CHAPTER TO CONDUCT YOUTH HUNT
STERLING — On Nov. 7, the Heartland Pioneer Chapter of Quail Forever will sponsor a youth hunt at Dr. Jack Mull’s wildlife preserve, approximately 12 miles east of Sterling. Experienced instructors and bird dogs will safely guide young hunters on a pheasant and quail hunt. The event will reinforce hunter education concepts, and participants will learn how to hunt in a line and behind trained bird dogs.

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YOUTH LONG TAIL FEATHER CONTESTS HIGHLIGHT NOV. 7-8 YOUTH PHEASANT SEASON
NORTON — The Longspur Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) in Norton challenges all area youth 16 and younger to enter the long tail feather contest following the 2009 youth pheasant and quail season, Nov. 7-8. Participants are asked to pluck the longest tail feather on the birds they bag and bring them to End Zone Sports and Office Supplies in Norton to enter the contest. Resident entrants have a chance to win a Kansas Lifetime Hunting license..

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Tech Mix, Inc., Makers of K9 Sporting Dog Products, Join PF Conservation Efforts
Saint Paul, Minn. – October 19, 2009 – Tech Mix, Inc., makers of energy recovery and performance products for sporting dogs, have joined Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's wildlife habitat conservation efforts as a new sponsor. For each Tech Mix product sold bearing the PF/QF logos, including K9 Restart™ Energy Bars, K9 Restart™ Chewables, K9 Restart™ Natu-Joint and K9 Performance Tabs™,Tech Mix will make a donation to support Pheasants Forever's conservation work.

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Road Hunting Reminders
The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department reminds hunters about several road-hunting laws:[BN2]

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13 Pheasant Season Reminders
Pheasant season brings family and friends together for exciting and fun memories, and the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department offers some reminders to make sure all hunters have safe and legal outings.

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GFP Surveying Walk-In Areas
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reaching out to the hunting public to explore the use of hunting opportunities on private land that is leased for public hunting - known as Walk-In Areas.

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Safety First This Pheasant Hunting Season
Pierre S.D.- Shouts of "rooster, rooster!" spread through South Dakota fields as pheasant season shifts into high gear. While that excitement is part of the thrill of the hunt, Game, Fish and Parks officials also remind hunters to exercise caution and restraint, especially when flushing low-flying roosters.

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