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    I promise you guys coming from out of state and...

    I promise you guys coming from out of state and spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a pheasant trip absolutely care about the amount of birds seen and bagged. Most out-of-state hunters...
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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION SIOUX...

    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. October 7, 2019 - For the week ending October 6, 2019, there were
    3.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National...
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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION SIOUX...

    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. September 30, 2019 - For the week ending September 29, 2019, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National...
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    Week Ending 9/22 SD Crop Report Field Crops...

    Week Ending 9/22 SD Crop Report
    Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 27 fair, 51 good, and 15 excellent. Corn dough was 97 percent, near 100 for both last year and...
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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION SIOUX...

    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. September 3, 2019 - For the week ending September 1, 2019, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National...
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    Amd We use this report to determine our trip....

    Amd

    We use this report to determine our trip. Only one year we didnít go and that was the bad drought year 2 years ago. Great decision by our group as the guys that hunted that land all season...
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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION week...

    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION week ending 8/25
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. August 26, 2019 - For the week ending August 25, 2019, there were
    5.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the...
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    Yes, dough and dented are stages. Dented is the...

    Yes, dough and dented are stages. Dented is the final stage. It’s only 8/19. Still have another 6 weeks of growing. I think corn and beans will catch up and only be behind a week or two.
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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION SIOUX...

    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. August 19, 2019 - For the week ending August 18, 2019, there were
    4.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National...
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    Welcome to the site. I’m from Glenview. Hunt all...

    Welcome to the site. I’m from Glenview. Hunt all the put n take places here in N Illinois. Hunt West of Aberdeen every year. I own 3 SM Munsterlanders. Gunner 10, Lily 4 and Peyton 5 mos.
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    Nope, thatís for SD week ending 8/11. Copied and...

    Nope, thatís for SD week ending 8/11. Copied and Paste today.
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    Although crops got a VERY late start, they are...

    Although crops got a VERY late start, they are closing the gap each week to the norm. If weather holds, I believe we will end up close to normal harvest dates.

    Field Crops Report: Corn condition...
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    I am a non resident from Illinois. Hunting SD for...

    I am a non resident from Illinois. Hunting SD for about 15 years. I am blessed to hunt wild birds in SD. I also pay $150 per day for that privilege. I also understand why I pay that amount. The...
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    Moegoggie, I can promise you the farm I hunt...

    Moegoggie,

    I can promise you the farm I hunt is 100% wild birds. He leaves quality habitat and the birds thrive. 10 pheasants per farm? I see 10 pheasants in the first 100 yards of a tree line....
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    The percentages will stay relatively the same. My...

    The percentages will stay relatively the same. My point I guess is the hatch is more important than winter survival.
    The farm I hunt in SD has 10 sections but I would say only a couple would be...
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    Hypothetical scenario. A Farm after hunting...

    Hypothetical scenario.

    A Farm after hunting season has 500 birds. 400 hens and 100 Cocks
    Severe winter kills 300 hens and 25 Cocks.
    Going into Spring nesting we now have 100 hens and 75 cocks...
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    Thanks for the report. Great to hear!

    Thanks for the report. Great to hear!
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    Despite all the rain, the weather for the “peak”...

    Despite all the rain, the weather for the “peak” hatch �� of June 10th is looking good. The first hatch is the most important and if conditions are good the most chicks are hatched. Fingers crossed...
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    This year he likes moisture LOL

    This year he likes moisture LOL
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    That’s good to hear. South and Southeast SD was...

    That’s good to hear. South and Southeast SD was not hit nearly as hard.
    The Northern 1/3 of SD was just walloped this winter and that last blizzard with rain, freezing rain, snow and 60mph winds...
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    I did not hunt at U-guide camps nor am I bashing...

    I did not hunt at U-guide camps nor am I bashing hm. I’m just pointing out that a operation like this or any other outfitter is selling birds. Hunters pay for the expectation to shoot wild pheasants...
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    Outfitters - U Guide

    Itís still early but the dismal pheasant survival reports coming out of parts of SD should help the the outfitters who supplement pen raised roosters for their hunting grounds. More guys may opt for...
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    I exchanged text messages with a friend of mine...

    I exchanged text messages with a friend of mine near Aberdeen. Here is what he said.

    “I live near Aberdeen, but its similar statewide in pheasant range. After the blizzard of 3/14, its total...
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    Went to the show today as well. I took my wife...

    Went to the show today as well. I took my wife and she had a great time. A little bit of everything spent way too much money but so glad I went. Iíll probably go back tomorrow as the show is only...
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    Pheasant Fest

    Feb 22-24
    Schaumburg, Illinois
    Whoís going? I will be going on Saturday!
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