South Dakota is Dying: Here’s Your Chance to Help…

Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever

If you’ve read my posts about disappearing gamebird habitat in South Dakota (South Dakota is Dying & You’re Killing off SD’s Pheasants. See how.), you know that pheasants, ducks, and other wildlife are facing tough times across the state.

To try and tackle this problem, South Dakota’s Governor Dennis Daugaard is holding a Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit on December 6, 2013 in Huron. Find out more about it below, and if you care about what’s happening in SD, please attend. Unless action is taken soon, South Dakota will loose many more acres of prime habitat. As it does, more and more pheasants — and the great times, cherished memories, and big dollars they bring — will disappear.

Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will host a Pheasant Habitat Summit to discuss the future of pheasant habitat and hunting in South Dakota. The summit is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.

“Pheasant hunting is extremely important to the culture and economic well-being of South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said. “South Dakota’s pheasant hunting experience is second to none and draws hunters from around the world. We want to do what we can now to ensure these opportunities for future generations.

The Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit will provide a forum for landowners, sportsmen, members of the tourism industry and other interested individuals to learn about the current state of pheasant habitat in South Dakota. The summit will include panel discussions and public input as a means to explore ways to maintain and enhance pheasant habitat.

The Governor’s Pheasant Summit is open to the public and pre-registration is required. Individuals may register online here. Information and registration is also available by calling the Game, Fish and Parks Department at 605.773.3387.

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4 thoughts on “South Dakota is Dying: Here’s Your Chance to Help…

  1. Every hunting group that I have talked with, including ours, had a miserable trip this year and do not plan to ever go back to SD. One group of ten hunters spent more than $2,500.00 each, spent five days hunting, and killed a total of 21 pheasants. If by some miracle all of the habitat that has been destroyed in the past few years was restored immediately, which it won’t be, it will take many years for the good hunting to return.

  2. Tim-

    That’s such heartbreaking news. I hope the state addresses the issue. We’ll have to see what comes out of the meeting. Maybe people will be pissed off enough to have an impact.

    Thanks for the comment.


  3. wonder if somebody could provide daugaards constituent services e-mail addresses, so that the hunting public nationwide could log in on this topic? governors all maintain a mail-log, sometimes just to keep score!

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