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2011 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-Fall

September 20, 2011 by

SD GFP Road Counts are out...Down, Down, Down....Now what? It's been 2 months since our last report in July. Much has transpired since then. I had to finish mowing my new CRP blocks the first week in August and without a doubt that week I saw the most birds on the roads and in the CRP cover all summer. Even as a landowner out working habitat on your farm it remains difficult to assess real bird numbers due to all the cover available for young broods to escape into.


2011 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-July

July 19, 2011 by

We're implementing over 150 acres of new CRP at the Pheasant Camp Lodge near Geddes South Dakota this season. Some trees but mostly grasses. Last week I was out doing some CRP maintenance which included clipping weeds in some of the new CRP stands. I am happy to report having seen several broods of chicks from 3" to 6" in size and all are flyers as they pretty much fly from very young and small in size.


2011 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-May

May 12, 2011 by

I am highly encouraged by the amount of pheasants that carried over from this last winter.


South Dakota Traditional Pheasant Season Opens with Ideal Weather, Good Success

October 17, 2010 by

We really couldn't have asked for a much better day to open our pheasant season, said South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Wildlife Director, Tony Leif. Dry weather has helped move the fall crop harvest along and concentrate a good crop of birds in the remaining cover. It was a successful day and it will only get better from here.?


2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-Oct

August 26, 2010 by

This autumn, hunters in South Dakota will enjoy pheasant numbers that continue to be some of the best in the state's history. The 2010 brood survey count shows a small increase from the 2009 survey. The Game, Fish and Parks Department completed its annual pheasant brood survey in mid-August, and tallied a statewide pheasants-per-mile count that is up about 3 percent from last year.