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South Dakota Pheasant Outlook

Pheasant Outlook Forecast Report from UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

Pheasants up 42% According to SDGFP Report

August 26, 2015 by

State Game and Fish survey shows a nice increase in pheasants numbers across the state giving hunters cause for optimism this fall. More...

Awaiting 2015 SD GFP Road Side Survey? Not Really...

August 10, 2015 by

While many await the touted South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Survey Report our hunters are finding that those who manage habitat like that at UGUIDE Pheasant Camps. We track the rooster harvests at all our pheasant camps each week and have proven that even in down years our numbers do not coincide with game and fishes findings. More...

2015 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Brood Forecast

August 01, 2015 by

While this is not the official SD GFP Brood Counts I am sure you will find this update I wrote to our hunters at our Pheasant Camp Lodge to be informative and interesting. More...

July 1 2015 South Dakota Pheasant Nesting Report

July 02, 2015 by

This is a little different slant on a nesting update. This letter was emailed out to the guests at my Pheasant Camp Lodge. This will give you some good insight into the dealings of the typical UGUIDE Pheasant Camp Manager. Enjoy.... More...

First Brood of the Year on the Ground

May 20, 2015 by

Pheasants amaze once again. 1 day after a statewide freeze warning I saw my first brood on the ground. More...

Spring Pheasant Update Including Avian Infuenza

May 14, 2015 by

The next big media scare about pheasants in South Dakota is the bird flu issue across the upper midwest. However, there is much to be excited about when it comes to pheasants in South Dakota. More...

Are Pheasants The Canary in the Coal Mine?

February 23, 2015 by

The following is an excerpt from a recent update I sent to all UGUIDE Landowner outfitters about a water quality session at the recent Pheasant Fest in Des Moines Iowa. It is eye opening.... More...

2014 - The Pheasant Season in Review

February 19, 2015 by

A review of all UGUIDE Pheasant Camps from the 2014 season. More...

UGUIDE Week 9 Harvest Report By Camp

December 15, 2014 by

Week 9, again, unseasonably warm. I cannot remember it ever being 54 degrees and no snow on the ground this late in December. This leaves birds unbunched and free to roam making them difficult to hunt and harvest rates will be lower. As I write this we are in a winter storm warning and are receiving new snow and 30MPH winds. Cooler temps and lighter winds will greet week 10 hunters. Should be interesting to see the change in results for week 10. More...

UGUIDE Week 8 Harvest Report By Camp

December 06, 2014 by

Week 8 rings in some unseasonably warm weather which can actually impact the hunting as birds will spread out, loaf, and use adjacent picked stubble fields and are not forced into high quality cover. I have a group hunting at Pheasant Camp Lodge Week 9 and the highs are forecast in the 50's. It will be warmer the second half of the season that it was the first half. Don't try and out guess the weather in South Dakota. Just hunt. More...

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