Pheasants Forever Improves 16,600 SD Acres for Wildlife in ’09

Pheasants Forever Improves 16,600 SD Acres for Wildlife in '09

Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever

Wolsey, SD –-(AmmoLand.com)- South Dakota's 33 Pheasants Forever chapters and 4,300 Pheasants Forever members completed 1,700 wildlife habitat projects in 2009, benefitting 16,600-plus acres for pheasants and other wildlife.

This includes 725 acres of land acquired and then opened to public hunting and recreation as state Wildlife Management Areas, federal Waterfowl Production Areas or county conservation areas.

South Dakota Pheasants Forever 2009 Wildlife Habitat Work

Project Type 2009 Projects 2009 Acres Historical Project Totals (Since 1982) Total Acres Benefitted (Since 1982)
Nesting Cover 15 432 827 28,186
Land Acquisition 3 725 56 9,983
Wetland Restoration 1 12 97 1,070
Winter Cover 21 11 849 2,878
Food & Cover Plots 1,663 15,432 15,845 173,656
Habitat Maintenance 2 15 56 3,198
TOTALS 1,705 16,627 17,730 218,970

For more about Pheasants Forever in South Dakota, contact Ben Bigalke, Pheasants Forever Regional Wildlife Biologist, at 605.350.2409 and [email protected]

For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org

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