South Dakota Pheasant Management Plan Ready for Implementation

Pheasant management plan ready for implementation

South Dakota Fish, Game & Parks
South Dakota Fish, Game & Parks

PIERRE, S.D. –( The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department has completed the state’s pheasant management plan that will guide conservation efforts for pheasants and other related activities over the next five years.

“Pheasants and pheasant hunting are an important part of who we are as South Dakotans,” Chad Switzer, GFP terrestrial wildlife administrator said. “We drafted this plan in recognition of that importance and the need to manage for the future rather than wait for problems to arise.”

Switzer noted that besides the input of wildlife professionals with GFP, the plan also benefited from a public draft review. “It is obvious that both hunters and non-hunters value pheasants in our state. Our success with these birds relies heavily on cooperation with all citizens.”

The Ring-necked Pheasant Management Plan for South Dakota 2009-2014 can be found on the GFP Web site.