Contact Us

Lower Bird Numbers Hold True Before General Opener

Pheasant Hunters
Getty Images

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Early estimates of fewer pheasants in South Dakota this season appear to be holding true.

Chuck Schlueter in the wildlife division of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks says that anecdotal reports from last weekend’s resident opener indicated fewer birds and hunters.

But he says state staff talked to a lot of people who were just glad to be out hunting, and their satisfaction was higher than those were serious about getting their limit.

He says the prospect of fewer pheasants is something hunters might have to deal with for a while.

Schlueter says sales of licenses to out-of-state residents will start to show up after this weekend’s general opener, so the state will then have a better idea of how the season’s doing overall.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local News

Latest Country Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxrb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!