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Pheasant Outlook Forecast Report from UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

2013 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Brood Count Survey Report

August 12, 2013 by

We did a mini survey on our farm and held a contest to win a free UGUIDE hat on the local pheasant forum for the person who could guess the closest number of roosters, hens without broods and broods flushed by my tractor & mower with its newly installed flushing bar while doing maintenance clipping of 200 acres of newly planted CRP. Guesses were all over the map but the surprising thing was just about all were way low on the number of broods that I would flush.

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2013 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report -Perfect Hatch Storm?

July 03, 2013 by

A recent trip to the farm produces what? More broods!! I would say brood age is in the 1 week or less range and brood sizes range from 8-10 chicks. I flushed about 10 broods while out maintaining CRP acres. I guesstimate only 20% of the nests have hatched based on the end of June mark. So what is a "perfect hatch storm"?

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2013 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report -Nesting Season

May 30, 2013 by

As usual the weather is neither predictable nor ho-hum in the state of South Dakota when it comes to pheasant nesting or farming.

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2013 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - Spring

April 16, 2013 by

My summary below will give you up-to-date conditions of pheasants in the state of South Dakota along with spring nesting conditions and also a abbreviated summary of the 2012 South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Hunter Harvest Survey Results from last season.  In addition, I will give my analysis on the above as far as what hunters can expect come fall in regards to pheasant hunting in South Dakota.

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2013 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report -

February 26, 2013 by

Concerned hunters are asking "How are the birds doing?" , "How's the winter been up there?", "Is there any CRP left to hunt on?". All good questions and plenty of reason for optimism and things to look forward to in the state of pheasants this year.

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - Mid 2012 Season and 2013 Outlook

December 12, 2012 by

After viewing countless forum posts from hunters that have given feedback on their trips to South Dakota as well as feedback given from 2012 UGUIDE hunters at our private land pheasant camps, I have a report to update you on that may or may not leave you encouraged about the future of pheasants in South Dakota.

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - South Dakota Game Fish & Parks 2012 Brood Survey

August 17, 2012 by

The 2012 South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Brood Count Survey is DONE! Here are the findings and analysis.....

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - July Drought

August 01, 2012 by

The mid-summer drought is the news of the Upper Midwest. What toll it will take on pheasant numbers across the region is undetermined.

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - June Hatch

July 02, 2012 by

Every year in South Dakota is cause for optimism. Why? Because they are so different. Here are some numbers to put to the rhetoric. Just last week across the state corn height was measured at an average of 28 inches tall. Last year at this time it was 12" and the 5-year average is 16" tall. What if one applied that advancement to the pheasant hatch and pheasant population growth?

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2012 South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Season Outlook Forecast Report - May

April 13, 2012 by

What's the recipe for a great spring pheasant hatch? 1 Cup of warm dry fall, dose of warm dry winter and sprinkle in a smidgen of warm dry spring. Walla, a wonderful dish of increased pheasant numbers!

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