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August 30, 2012 11:43 AM

Pheasant Numbers Increase In South Dakota

PIERRE, SD

South Dakota wildlife officials believe the state's pheasant population is up this year, and they anticipate good hunting this fall.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says annual August pheasant brood counts indicated pheasant populations grew in many areas of the state, due largely to a mild winter and ideal weather during the nesting and brood-rearing season.

Department Secretary Jeff Vonk says pheasant hunting will be good across most of the state, as it was last year when more than 1.5 million birds were shot.

The season begins Oct. 20 and runs through next Jan. 6.

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