South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season – Pheasant numbers up from last year

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Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

This year’s pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year. The 2018 statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index is 2.47, up from the 2017 index of 1.68. The full report provides an overview of upland habitat; which remains a concern for all wildlife across the state. Just as changes in landscape-level habitat conditions have produced peaks and valleys in the pheasant population for 100 years, habitat will again be the key to preserving pheasant hunting for another century. https://gfp.sd.gov/pheasant/ and more details are below.

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