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Governor commits to action on pheasant habitat

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS — Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota.

Daugaard spoke with various officials and members of the media Tuesday at the So…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Feds spend $236M to help landowners protect grouse

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species — potentially hindering energy development and r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Commission expects drop in South Dakota deer tags

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The number of South Dakota deer hunting licenses is expected to drop substantially this year due to habitat loss and a disease that thrives in dry weather, said Game, Fish and Parks Commission Chairman John Cooper….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Local Pheasants Forever officers elected

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pheasant Country, Mitchell’s chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen.

The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison.

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Pheasants Forever putting $15K toward pollinator habitat program

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pheasants Forever is concerned about the birds and the bees.

That’s why the national organization is utilizing $15,000 from recently awarded grants toward its new South Dakota Pollinator Habitat and Education program.

South Dakota Pheasants…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

One change would reclassify …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota GFP Commission eyes refuge changes

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are looking at changing two of the state’s game refuges to waterfowl refuges.

The plan they’re studying would also eliminate three waterfowl refuges.

One change would reclassify …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pheasant Summit participants will get survey

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT PIERRE — A state Game, Fish and Parks Department official said Friday that hosting the governor’s pheasant summit last month cost about $13,000 and the GF&P’s piece will be about $4,000.

Those costs were in addition to the time worked…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com