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Changed landscape means tough going for pheasant hunters

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As CRP contracts expire, many farmers are plowing up grasslands and converting them to cropland. Creating drastic landscape changes to land used for pheasant hunting. Continue Reading

Pheasant season ‘a real strong harvest’

April 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Pheasant hunters harvested about 1.8 million roosters in South Dakota during the 2010 season, a state Wildlife Division official said Friday.
Chad Switzer provided the estimate to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. He said the number is preliminary but shouldn’t change much when all hunter surveys have been completed.
“It’s pretty solid,” Switzer said. “We had a real strong harvest.”
The estimated harvest of 1,839,000 was the fifth-highest since 1963 and comes on the heels of 1,648,200 pheasants taken in 2009 and 1,933,200 in 2008.
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