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Pheasant Economics

Note: Expenditures of resident and non-resident pheasant hunters while hunting in South Dakota were obtained from the following report: Economic Impact of Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Boating, and Wildlife Viewing in South Dakota, produced by Southwick Assocites, March 30, 2017.

These county-specific spending estimates were generated by applying mean per-hunter spending estimates to the number and distribution of pheasant hunters as derived from the 2016 upland game harvest surveys.

2016 Millions of dollars spent by Numbers of Hunters Pheasants Harvested
County Resident Nonresident Total Spent Resident Nonresident Total Resident Nonresident
Brown $4.3 $10.1 $14.3 2,980 5,234 61,752 21,799 39,953
Tripp $2.6 $10.9 $13.5 1,834 5,676 67,925 15,048 52,877
Brule $2.8 $9.9 $12.8 1,980 5,166 69,585 22,165 47,420
Lyman $2.6 $9.4 $12.0 1,834 4,877 64,606 17,997 46,609
Spink $2.6 $7.4 $10.0 1,834 3,840 45,451 14,316 31,135
Beadle $3.2 $6.6 $9.9 2,251 3,450 51,273 22,369 28,905
Aurora $3.1 $5.7 $8.8 2,167 2,974 43,021 16,532 26,489
Davison $1.6 $6.2 $7.8 1,125 3,212 34,169 11,042 23,127
Hughes $2.6 $5.1 $7.8 1,834 2,668 41,378 20,396 20,982
Gregory $1.3 $6.4 $7.8 917 3,348 37,272 5,918 31,354
Hand $2.2 $5.2 $7.4 1,542 2,702 36,422 10,778 25,644
Charles Mix $2.6 $4.6 $7.3 1,834  2,413 37,730 16,410 21,320
Faulk $1.7 $5.3 $7.0 1,188 2,770 39,726 10,839 28,888
Edmunds $1.9 $5.0 $6.8 1,292 2,583 32,988 10,351 22,637
Perkins $1.6 $4.0 $5.6 1,104 2,107 28,491 9,435 19,056
Walworth $1.3 $4.1 $5.4 875 2,158 24,544 6,873 17,671
Sully $2.3 $2.8 $5.1 1,605 1,461 33,267 18,586 14,680
Clark $1.8 $3.3 $5.0 1,230 1,699 21,446 9,232 12,214
Miner $2.2 $2.7 $4.9 1,500 1,410 22,577 9,924 12,653
Roberts $2.1 $2.6 $4.7 1,480 1,342 25,557 14,255 11,302
McPherson $0.9 $3.7 $4.6 625 1,937 18,816 3,172 15,643
Hutchinson $1.6 $2.1 $3.7 1,125 1,071 14,834 6,995 7,839
Brookings $2.3 $1.3 $3.6 1,584 697 13,364 9,090 4,274
Codington $2.0 $1.6 $3.6 1,417 816 13,348 8,297 5,051
Kingsbury $1.9 $1.6 $3.5 1,334 833 14,933 8,480 6,453
McCook $2.7 $0.6 $3.2 1,855 289 17,589 14,987 2,602
Dewey $0.7 $2.4 $3.0 479 1,223 14,762 4,677 10,085
Campbell $0.8 $2.2 $3.0 542 1,156 15,834 2,725 13,109
Jerauld $1.2 $1.8 $3.0 813 952 15,319 6,670 8,649
Stanley $1.3 $1.5 $2.9 917 799 14,600 8,012 6,588
Pennington $1.6 $1.2 $2.8 1,125 629 16,998 10,696 6,301
Minnehaha $2.1 $0.8 $2.8 1,438 391 8,759 6,040 2,720
Jones $0.6 $2.0 $2.6 438 1,037 13,060 4,901 8,160
Day $1.0 $1.6 $2.6 709 816 7,804 3,986 3,818
Lake $1.9 $0.6 $2.5 1,313 323 8,753 7,402 1,351
Hanson $1.5 $1.0 $2.4 1,021 510 12,771 8,683 4,088
Hamlin $1.6 $0.7 $2.3 1,125 374 10,086 7,890 2,196
Douglas $1.0 $1.3 $2.3 688  697 10,765 4,616 6,149
Yankton $1.3 $0.7 $2.0 917 357 7,636 5,490 2,145
Hyde $0.6 $1.3 $2.0 438 697 9,813 3,681 6,132
Bennett $1.0 $0.9 $1.9 667 493 7,691 3,620 4,071
Marshall $0.7 $1.0 $1.7 458 544 5,599 2,237 3,362
Turner $1.2 $0.3 $1.6 854 170 7,864 6,141 1,723
Potter $0.9 $0.7 $1.5 604 340 4,130 2,542 1,588
Lincoln $1.3 $0.2 $1.5 938 85 5,760 5,389 372
Bon Homme $0.9 $0.6 $1.5 646 289 5,879 3,396 2,483
Moody $1.0 $0.3 $1.3 709 153 5,619 4,555 1,064
Corson $0.5 $0.7 $1.2 333 374 5,199 1,973 3,227
Deuel $0.8 $0.3 $1.1 542 170 4,019 2,684 1,335
Haakon $0.7 $0.4 $1.0 479 187 5,675 4,087 1,588
Buffalo $0.5 $0.5 $1.0 354 272 5,413 3,233 2,179
Grant $0.6 $0.2 $0.9 438 119 5,081 4,169 912
Clay $0.6 $0.3 $0.8 396 136 3,187 2,461 726
Union $0.7 $0.1 $0.7 458 34 3,199 3,030 169
Harding $0.3 $0.4 $0.7 229 204 3,030 935 2,095
Fall River $0.6 $0.1 $0.6 396 34 1,287 1,118 169
Ziebach $0.2 $0.3 $0.5 167 153 2,510 956 1,554
Meade $0.4 $0.2 $0.5 250 85 2,489 1,728 760
Oglala Lakota $0.2 $0.3 $0.5 146 153 1,800 854 946
Mellette $0.1 $0.4 $0.5 83 187 2,252 427 1,824
Jackson $0.0 $0.2 $0.2 21 85 934 427 507
Sanborn $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 42 68 439 - 439
Todd $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 42 68 1,035 325 710
Custer $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 63 51 443 20 422
Butte $0.1 $0.0 $0.1 104 - 1,037 1,037 -
Lawrence $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 21 - - - -
Total $88.8 $156.0 $244.7 61,746 81,141 1,170,596 478,099 692,497

*Rounded to the nearest $100,000.