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    We are getting more rain again today. In the Watertown area we had about 1.5 inches a little over a week ago, another 1.0 inches last Sunday, 1.12 inches on the 4th and now 0.5 so far today. Water standing everywhere. Not sure what this all means for the chicks, etc. but we sure could use some dry weather. The water table is so high I've been pumping water out of my crawl space for 3 months. I think I said on another thread that you might need a boat to hunt pheasants in SD this year. If we don't get some dry weather that might not be far from the truth.
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    Well, nothing has changed in the past month. We got another 2.5 inches of rain yesterday and areas north of Watertown got over 5 inches. There is standing water all over. Going to be tough hunting this fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    Well, nothing has changed in the past month. We got another 2.5 inches of rain yesterday and areas north of Watertown got over 5 inches. There is standing water all over. Going to be tough hunting this fall.
    sounds like there will be darn few pheasants .......and ducks on sheet water, scattered everywhere. if rains continue, roads will be a problem too along with what crops got planted, still in the field trying to mature and dry out.
    ugh.....without some dry spells it will be difficult....never though i would see too much rain up here.

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    Will the rain ever stop???? We have gotten another 1.5" in the past few days and the forecast for the next two days is more rain with heavy rain in some areas. I've heard some areas could get another 3-4 inches. Once again we have water standing everywhere as the water table is extremely high. Please pray with me for some dry weather the rest of the fall.
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    I talked to a contact I have SW of you zeb, and he claims that Lake Thompson is up 5-6 feet from normal water level. There are roads that he has never seen underwater, unpassable.

    Holy smokes people. This could be a hip boot kinda year.

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    Still a lot of roads under water in SD. Not just secondary roads, but county roads and also main highways. US Highway 81 south of Arlington has been closed all summer. They are raising the road level but not sure when that will be completed.
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    So I wonder....if a guy got some drake mallard decoys, painted some red on the sides of their heads, fashioned some long pheasant-like tails onto them, & threw them out into some slough.....hmmm.
    Even last year was wet enough that I had to wear waders to get to a couple spots. This year's going to be ridiculous. Seriously might need waders on every trip just to get to where I want to hunt.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    Might need a boat to get to some of those spots this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marn View Post
    Might need a boat to get to some of those spots this fall.
    bad storm hit Sioux Falls last night.....hope all are safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    bad storm hit Sioux Falls last night.....hope all are safe.
    I don't remember winds like that before. I don't believe a tornado was terribly close to my house, but we were right in the storm's path. No serious injuries reported that I'm aware of, but lots of tree & house/building damage. Quite a mess.
    Got another 2.0" of rain in my back yard. Didn't need that very badly.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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