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Pheasant Economics

Note: Expenditures of resident and nonresident upland game hunters while hunting in South Dakota were obtained from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation-South Dakota and adjusted for an annual inflation rate of 3%. 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 2015 SD GFP upland game harvest surveys.

2015 Millions of dollars spent by Numbers of Hunters Pheasants Harvested
County Resident Non-resident Total Spent Resident Non-resident Total Resident Non-resident
Tripp $0.8 $10.1 $10.9 1,807 6,117 69,854 13,305 56,549
Brule $1.0 $8.7 $9.7 2,187 5,275 61,021 16,211 44,810
Brown $1.4 $8.0 $9.5 3,138 4,853 65,911 27,055 38,856
Lyman $0.9 $8.4 $9.3 1,978 5,073 66,088 21,077 45,011
Spink $1.0 $7.1 $8.1 2,187 4,297 59,850 20,356 39,494
Beadle $1.0 $5.7 $6.7 2,168 3,438 48,765 20,189 28,576
Gregory $0.6 $5.9 $6.5 1,217 3,590 44,648 11,510 33,138
Aurora $0.8 $5.2 $6.0 1,693 3,168 42,715 14,675 28,040
Faulk $0.6 $5.2 $5.8 1,255 3,151 44,690 12,676 32,014
Hughes $1.1 $4.7 $5.8 2,320 2,848 46,718 19,986 26,732
Hand $0.9 $4.6 $5.5 1,864 2,814 36,836 13,509 23,327
Davison $0.6 $4.8 $5.4 1,236 2,932 35,557 11,492 24,065
Charles Mix $0.7 $4.2 $4.9 1,578 2,528 34,730 11,788 22,942
Potter $0.6 $4.2 $4.8 1,369 2,545 38,879 13,657 25,222
Edmunds $0.7 $3.8 $4.5 1,559 2,292 40,397 16,969 23,428
Walworth $0.6 $3.3 $3.9 1,217 2,022 27,908 8,438 9,470
Clark $0.6 $3.3 $3.9 1,255 1,989 23,890 8,327 15,563
McPherson $0.3 $3.1 $3.5  761 1,904 24,114 6,606 17,508
Sanborn $0.6 $2.5 $3.1 1,350 1,517 23,074 11,251 11,823
Sully $0.6 $2.4 $2.9 1,274 1,432 27,315 13,379 13,936
Miner $0.7 $2.2 $2.9 1,597 1,314 30,588 17,876 12,712
Campbell $0.3 $2.4 $2.7 666 1,432 19,270 8,068 11,202
Hutchinson $0.6 $2.0 $2.6 1,312 1,197 20,694 10,733 9,961
Codington $0.7 $1.8 $2.5 1,597 1,079 15,619 9,179 6,440
Dewey $0.3 $2.1 $2.4 609 1,281 19,255 5,940 13,315
Jerauld $0.4 $1.8 $2.2 837 1,095 17,108 8,253 8,855
Douglas $0.3 $1.8 $2.1 666 1,112 15,929 5,515 10,414
Brookings $0.8 $1.2 $2.0 1,712 708 12,428 8,957 3,471
Jones $0.3 $1.6 $1.9 609 994 13,040 4,571 8,469
Kingsbury $0.5 $1.4 $1.9 1,179 826 15,094 9,660 5,434
Stanley $0.3 $1.6 $1.9 647 961 14,159 6,495 7,664
Day $0.3 $1.6 $1.9 666 944 9,751 4,552 5,199
Perkins $0.6 $1.2 $1.7 1,236 708 17,525 8,771 8,754
Hyde $0.2 $1.2 $1.4 437 725 10,066 3,794 6,272
Hanson $0.4 $1.0 $1.4 837 607 13,390 8,845 4,545
Hamlin $0.5 $0.9 $1.4 1,046 539 8,967 5,496 3,471
Minnehaha $0.8 $0.5 $1.3 1,788 320 10,669 9,160 1,509
Marshall $0.2 $1.0 $1.2 380 607 5,621 2,535 3,086
Yankton $0.4 $0.6 $1.0 875 388 8,414 6,033 2,381
McCook $0.5 $0.4 $1.0 1,198 270 14,602 13,009 1,593
Lake $0.6 $0.4 $1.0 1,350 219 10,147 8,068 2,079
Turner $0.5 $0.5 $1.0 1,046 303 7,632 5,385 2,247
Roberts $0.3 $0.6 $0.9 761 337 6,209 3,979 2,230
Bennett $0.2 $0.7 $0.9 475 404 5,333 2,868 2,465
Corson $0.3 $0.6 $0.8 628 337 8,695 4,201 4,494
Deuel $0.4 $0.3 $0.8 932 202 5,772 4,497 1,275
Bon Homme $0.3 $0.4 $0.8 742 253 6,126 3,979 2,147
Buffalo $0.1 $0.6 $0.7 171 388 4,912 1,055 3,857
Lincoln $0.5 $0.2 $0.7 1,046 118 5,193 4,589 604
Haakon $0.3 $0.4 $0.6 609 219 5,342 3,849 1,493
Moody $0.3 $0.3 $0.6 704 152 5,914 4,941 973
Mellette $0.1 $0.5 $0.5 114 286 3,349 481 2,868
Clay $0.2 $0.2 $0.4 494 118 3,249 2,813 436
Harding $0.1 $0.3 $0.4 228 169 3,336 1,240 2,096
Grant $0.2 $0.1 $0.3 437 51 3,451 2,831 620
Union $0.2 $0.0 $0.3 494 17 2,639 2,387 252
Pennington $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 247 67 1,703 1,351 352
Jackson $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 247 67 1,032 814 218
Fall River $0.2 $0.0 $0.2 399 17 1,082 981 101
Ziebach $0.1 $0.1 $0.2 304 34 3,876 3,775 101
Meade $0.0 $0.1 $0.2 76 84 953 500 453
Todd $0.0 $0.1 $0.2 95 67 1,219 481 738
Butte $0.0 $0.1 $0.1 57 51 613 278 335
Custer $0.1 $0.0 $0.1 133 17 2,461 2,461 -
Oglala Lakota $0.0 $0.1 $0.1 19 34 474 222 252
Lawrence $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 19 - 19 19 -
Total $29.8 $140.3 $170.1 65,134 84,903 1,255,880 517,943 737,937

*Rounded to the nearest $100,000.