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SD Revised Pheasant Management Plan

by DC Staff Report


The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission recently adopted a ring-necked pheasant management plan for 2016-2020. The plan will guide pheasant management over the next five years.

The new plan includes pheasant habitat best management practices, recommendations from the Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Work Group and strategies to increase public awareness on the management of pheasant habitat.

“The revised plan stresses habitat establishment and management and the critical role landowners serve with these conservation efforts,” said Chad Switzer, wildlife program administrator. “Implementation of these conservation practices is not only important to pheasants and other wildlife species, but it also provides environmental benefits such as reducing soil erosion and improving water quality.”

The revised management plan can be found online at: gfp.sd.gov/hunting/small-game/pheasants.aspx.