Pheasant Count Down From 2012
According to state Game, Fish and Parks surveys, this year’s pheasant brood has dropped 64 percent from 2012. The numbers are down 76 percent from the 10-year average. South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks Secretary Jeff Vonk says the brood count in late summer is as low as Game, Fish and Parks has seen in 30 or 40 years. Governor Dennis Daugaard has convened a pheasant habitat summit Friday in Huron at the Crossroads Hotel and Convention Center to discuss the future of pheasant habitat and hunting in South Dakota.