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Has anybody heard the chick count out in south dakota heard they got alot of rain early in the summer would be grateful with any responses.

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Pheasant numbers will be fine. Many first hatch birds made it but also the second hatch had a long dry spell so that hatch did good as well. Hunting should be good again. Last winter left many holdovers so there will be young and long spur birds around.

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The number of chicks in SD is OK, but nothing tremendous. Heck, the overall population of SD isn't very large either. There are chicks to be found from what I hear - if you're lookin' for them you should focus on areas such as shopping centers and restaurants/bars. During the spring rains, they were pushed into the shoe-store and home decorating areas, with a steady supply holding in grocery stores as well. I've also heard there's a good concentration of chicks in western SD around the Sturgis area in August each year, though you may want to think twice about those whose tails are easily visible.

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blaze your forgetting one thing, most people dont realize we even have shopping centers and malls here in South Dakota...haha wink.gif

as far as pheasants, the numbers wont be record numbers like a few years ago, but still above average and by far great hunting to be had, I cannot wait.

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Forget malls in SD. And those chicks in Sturgis send you home with a gift you never wanted shocked.gif. Platte. Platte has the best looking chicks. I could move there just for the scenery. Good fishing and beautiful view every evening around town.

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Yeah, but it can bit a little tougher to crack the shells of those fine Dutch chicks around Platte grin.gif

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