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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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06
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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04
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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03
Farmers can generate an additional income from hosting pheasant hunts on their land. Some farmers have even taken the unusual step to call themselves pheasant farmers. This isn’t to say that they have abandoned common crops and farm animals. In fact, many still earn the majority of their income from these staple business avenues. However, farmers do know that hunters need land and pheasants to hunt. Farmers have both of these.

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South Dakotan outdoorsman, Tony Dean is still providing to young hunters even after he died seven years ago. The outdoorsman co-produced numerous award winning radio and television programs. After his death, those closest to him compiled a couple of programs to ensure his legacy would not be forgotten. One of these programs was the Tony Dean’s Acres. This is a program where land is bought within the state for wildlife management, conservation and to allow public hunting.

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The end of the 2014 pheasant hunting season has arrived and the results are due to be published. The belief is that this season will be declared a suc...

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One group of hunters who recently visited South Dakota for a five day hunting trip discussed their experiences. As they found out, it’s not just...

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Hunters who are out to harvest pheasants are no strangers to taking their dogs for the added benefits; from flushing our multiple birds to retrieving ...

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Over the past few years there has been a steady decline in the number of hunters that have been taking to the fields. One of the main reasons for this is the sharp decline in birds which has led to some hunters finding it hard to enjoy time in the field.

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Hal McKnight, from Oklahoma City, and Don Sitton, from Rockport, Texas, have recently given their accounts of a pheasant hunt they participated in during the South Dakota pheasant hunting season. The two hunters regularly visit the state and consider it, like many bird hunters, to be “pheasant heaven”.

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