Ducks

DU To Dedicate Watertown-area Project In New Campaign

Written by Ducks Unlimited WATERTOWN, S.D. – South Dakota Ducks Unlimited will dedicate a Watertown-area project as part of DU’s new Rescue our Wetlands campaign. DU announced the wetlands conservation campaign this spring at its national convention.  Rescue Our Wetlands, is the most ambitious campaign in DU history with a goal of raising $2 billion…
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pheasants

Pheasant Numbers Jump 42 Percent

Good news arrived Thursday regarding pheasant numbers in South Dakota. Officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department say the pheasant count numbers are up by more than 40 percent compared to last year. Read the whole story here. The 2015 statewide pheasants per mile index of 3.80 is up from 2.68 last…
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GF&P Considering Significant Fishing Changes To Some SD Lakes

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering several changes to daily and length limits for the 2016 fishing season. The proposals will be finalized at the Oct. 1-2 meeting in Spearfish. Written comments can be sent to wildinfo@state.sd.us, so if you’re passionate one way or the other about these proposals, make sure your…
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Bands

SD Early Goose Take Getting Close

It’s time to get out into the field, or at least time to start scouting Load up the BB shot and brush up the hunting blinds, because South Dakota’s August Management Take for Canada geese gets underway on Aug. 15 and runs through the rest of the month. Hunters can take 15 Canada geese daily, and…
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Wetlands

Is Drain Tiling Causing Smaller Wetlands To Fade Out?

Are the Prairie Pothole wetlands drying up? A study by the U.S. Geological Survey says so. USGS scientists analyzed data on 141 large Prairie Pothole Region wetlands in North Dakota from the 1930s through 2010 and found they have increased significantly in size. That’s mostly in part because of the drainage of smaller wetlands, possibly for…
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