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South Dakota Report out - 10.3 million pheasants in 2007!!!

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2007 is up 18% over the 2005 40-year record breaker. That is amazing.

Here's a brief snippet of the stats:

PIERRE, S.D.— Pheasant survey routes indicate that hunters who take the fields in 2007 will be greeted by one of the largest pheasant populations in South Dakota history.

Brood count surveys by the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department project pheasant numbers the likes of which has not been seen since the Soil Bank years of the 1950s and ’60s. The pheasant population index was at a 40-year high in 2005 and the 2007 index tops that historic mark. Overall statewide numbers for 2007 are 23% higher than the 2006 counts and 18% higher than the 2005 mark.

See more details at SDGPF Outlook page.

http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/hunting/Pheasant/Outlook.htm

Could be a shortage of shotgun shells this year blush.gif

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Thanks for the info. Looks like your predictions were alsmost right on the money! Should be another great year out there. Is it really dry where you are?

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Thanks for the info. Looks like your predictions were alsmost right on the money! Should be another great year out there. Is it really dry where you are?


It's actually unusually green and lush. Charles Mix Coutny got 11" of rain in August. Average is about 2.5". Food plots and crops look really good.

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