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2006 Pheasant Season Outlook

2006 Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook

2006 Pheasant Montana Hunting Season Outlook

Pheasant hunters in Montana may enjoy even better hunting than they saw last year Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials say. Bird numbers are generally improved and birds appear to be filling up prime habitat and spilling over into marginal areas.

2006 South Dakota Phesant Hunting Season Outlook

Despite Drought, Pheasant Numbers Remain High South Dakota's lingering drought had a minimal effect on the state's ringneck pheasant population. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department's annual pheasant brood survey showed only a 6 percent drop in pheasant numbers one year after the population of birds in the state hit a 40-year high.

2006 Minnestoa Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook

Over all pheasant populations are up slightly up in Minnesota compared to last year, which is good news for the Minnesota pheasant hunter. The best opportunity for harvesting pheasants appears to be in the Southwest region, although good opportunities will likely also be available in the West Central and Central regions. Population indices for ring-necked pheasants in 2006 were similar to last year. The winter of 2005-06 was average to mild throughout Minnesota’s agricultural zone, and spring weather was warm and dry.

Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook For North Dakota

Drought in part of the state hasn't put a damper on the upcoming pheasant hunting season. Wildlife officials estimate that the state's pheasant population is up 37 percent from last year. The season opens Saturday and runs through January Seventh.

Game and Fish biologists say hunters likely will match, and maybe exceed last year's harvest of 809,000 thousand roosters.