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Pheasant Hunters Bring Money

October 20, 2006, 4:46 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Out of state hunters coming to South Dakota for the state's pheasant hunting means a boost for some local economies. In Brown county, pheasant season is one of the biggest money-makers for the year. 

Members of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Vistiors bureau were armed with information and blaze orange hats today as they welcomed hunters. 

Tennessee hunter Rhett Kramer, "This is not going to happen in a big city this is where you need to come to hunt."
 
Texas hunter Vincent Ney says, "I haven't seen this anywhere in the domestic U.S.A., only in foreign countries, I think it's a great idea." 

Visitors from all over the country come to South Dakota for the big time hunting but for the communities that they visit, it's big time business. 

Last year out-of-state hunters spent nearly eight million dollars in Brown County alone. That's more money than anywhere else in South Dakota. 

Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau representative Nancy Krumm says, "Brown county has led the state for the past few years for number of pheasants harvested and that also correlates to a very large economic impact." 

Vice Presiden of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Laure Swanson says, "Many of the businesses actually thrive on the hunting season and it helps carry them through the year." 

And that's why the city's greeting hunters with goodies at the airport. 

Swanson says, "That is the purpose...is to make them feel welcome and to come back every year and do business with us." 

Because the impact of these visitors lasts well past hunting season. 

Since 2002 the number of out of state hunting licenses for pheasant hunters has surpassed the number of resident licenses. 

Last year there were about 15 thousand more hunting licenses issued to out of state hunters.

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