With possible record pheasant numbers this year, officials expect businesses will flourish
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department
State agency reports 47 percent increase from last year.
Officials will spend about 1,200 hours researching channel cats over the next two years.
Study also helps department determine how many deer tags to allocate for hunting seasons.
CUSTER, S.D. — A South Dakota teenager has killed a mountain lion that attacked several animals on his family’s property in the southwest part of the state. The Rapid City Journal reports the mountain lion
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department wants to cut the number of deer hunting licenses and tags available for the next two years by more than 10,000.
The relationship between national forests and ranchers in the West has been long and profitable for both parties.
Hunters spent more than $682.7 million and anglers spent over $271.3 million. Trappers, wildlife viewers and boaters were also big spenders with a combined contribution of almost $140 million.
March decision that neither outdoors enthusiasts nor private landowners have the right to the water has reintroduced uncertainty into an already complex problem of how South Dakota’s non-meandered lakes should be used.