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Pheasant Outlook Forecast Report from UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

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.

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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.?

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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.

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2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-Fall

August 23, 2010 by

Well this is ahead of the South Dakota Brood Reports but you can form your own opinions from their data. Last week I was out at the farm and took this video from a 6 mile drive between farms in Charles mix County South Dakota. This is UGUIDE's first (and maybe last) informal roadside survey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TppsITzN0oE

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2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-Summer

June 29, 2010 by

From mid-May until now we have seen warmer temps across the state vs. 2008 or 2009. However, a dry May gave way to an above average wet June. Anytime snowfall amounts or rainfall amounts go up, bird numbers typically decline. I am still encouraged however...

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2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report-Spring

May 06, 2010 by

After a formidable winter across the 5 state region, circumstances did not look good for most wildlife on decent survival rates. However...

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2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - WinterSpring

March 24, 2010 by

I just got back from a week out at the farm getting equipment ready for spring planting and here is my take on the state of the pheasant union

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2010 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - WinterSpring

12/15 - 2009 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Field Crops Conditions Report

December 15, 2009 by

Hunting conditions continue to improve amid the slow harvest progress. Bird harvest reports have improved from most areas in the state as wet areas are now frozen allowing both farmers and hunters to get into areas previously inaccessible. The corn harvest is continuing to progress but the pace is slowed by weather, storage shortages and dryer capacity at the elevators. The corn harvest looks like it will take right up until the end of the  year to complete.

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12/7 - 2009 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Field Crops Conditions Report

December 07, 2009 by

Most all of the crop in the state of South Dakota is out of the fields now except for 28% of the remaining corn crop which is coming down fast. A winter storm is blowing across the state today and that may slow things down but within 2 weeks the rest of the corn crop will be out making the last 2-3 weeks of the pheasant hunting season spectacular.

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11/30 - 2009 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Field Crops Conditions Report

November 30, 2009 by

Summary: Corn moves from 40% harvested to 58% this last week. Beans, Sorghum and Sunflowers are all in the 90% range which effectively brings those to closure (done). The 10 day forecast looks dry and sunny which won't help drying much but will allow farmers to continue working on harvest. At this pace, corn harvest could finish in 2-3 weeks. SD Game and Fish has a vote on the table Dec. 3rd to increase pheasant daily limit from 3 to 5 birds per day increasing the game bag total from 15 to 25 in possession.

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