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 2012 SD GFP upland game harvest surveys.
2012
Millions of dollars spent by
Numbers of Hunters
Pheasants Harvested
County
Res*
Non-res*
Total Spent
Res
Non-res
Total
Res
Non-res
Brown
$1.5
$11.1
$12.6
3,462
7,279
87,574
27,877
59,698
Tripp
$0.9
$10.5
$11.3
1,958
6,866
91,433
23,836
67,596
Spink
$0.9
$8.6
$9.5
1,990
5,639
75,764
22,665
53,100
Lyman
$1.1
$7.4
$8.5
2,413
4,880
72,493
27,306
45,187
Brule
$0.9
$7.6
$8.5
1,974
4,991
63,164
18,880
44,284
Beadle
$1.2
$5.8
$7.0
2,836
3,778
61,055
28,297
32,758
Edmunds
$0.7
$6.2
$6.9
1,661
4,067
64,212
21,598
42,614
Hand
$0.8
$5.6
$6.4
1,864
3,640
54,501
21,073
33,429
Potter
$0.8
$5.1
$6.0
1,864
3,364
56,113
21,493
34,620
Faulk
$0.6
$4.9
$5.5
1,332
3,226
51,982
18,129
33,853
Davison
$0.7
$4.8
$5.5
1,567
3,130
32,798
9,568
23,230
Hughes
$1.0
$4.4
$5.4
2256
2909
47,026
24,302
22,724
Gregory
$0.5
$4.2
$4.7
1,112
2,744
34,755
8,486
26,269
McPherson
$0.4
$3.9
$4.2
799
2,551
31,924
6,969
24,955
Walworth
$0.5
$3.5
$4.0
1,065
2,302
32,407
12,106
20,301
Clark
$0.4
$3.4
$3.8
1,018
2,220
23,902
7,270
16,632
Charles Mix
$0.9
$2.9
$3.8
1,943
1,930
27,724
12,091
15,633
Aurora
$0.7
$3.1
$3.8
1,614
2,027
30,388
12,962
17,426
Sully
$0.8
$2.7
$3.5
1,786
1,792
41,799
23,866
17,933
Campbell
$0.3
$2.6
$2.8
611
1,682
22,831
5,077
17,755
Miner
$0.6
$2.0
$2.6
1,316
1,296
23,976
13,368
10,609
Brookings
$1.0
$1.4
$2.5
2,381
924
24,670
18,564
6,105
Jones
$0.3
$2.2
$2.5
580
1,461
20,551
6,534
14,018
Codington
$0.7
$1.7
$2.4
1,567
1,103
17,449
11,069
6,379
Jerauld
$0.4
$1.9
$2.3
893
1,241
16,753
5,692
11,061
Kingsbury
$0.5
$1.6
$2.1
1,206
1,034
15,950
7,600
8,350
Day
$0.4
$1.7
$2.1
846
1,131
11,703
4,926
6,776
Dewey
$0.2
$1.9
$2.1
470
1,227
16,445
3,755
12,690
Sanborn
$0.5
$1.4
$1.9
1,206
896
21,278
13,503
7,775
Hyde
$0.3
$1.5
$1.8
783
951
17,674
7,585
10,089
Hutchinson
$0.4
$1.2
$1.6
971
786
12,950
6,338
6,612
Minnehaha
$1.0
$0.5
$1.6
2366
345
16,117
14,118
1,999
Marshall
$0.3
$1.2
$1.5
658
813
15,054
7,525
7,529
Perkins
$0.5
$1.0
$1.5
1,050
676
15,754
9,553
6,201
Stanley
$0.2
$1.2
$1.4
533
786
11,536
5,212
6,324
Douglas
$0.3
$1.1
$1.4
721
717
9,978
4,461
5,517
Hamlin
$0.5
$0.8
$1.3
1,175
538
11,766
7,495
4,271
Bennett
$0.4
$0.9
$1.3
893
607
11,863
7,510
4,353
Lake
$0.5
$0.6
$1.0
1,065
372
7,648
5,978
1,670
Hanson
$0.3
$0.7
$1.0
705
441
10,740
7,194
3,545
Haakon
$0.3
$0.6
$0.9
658
400
8,907
5,512
3,395
Buffalo
$0.1
$0.8
$0.9
266
510
8,548
4,085
4,463
McCook
$0.5
$0.4
$0.9
1,050
262
9,355
8,561
794
Roberts
$0.3
$0.5
$0.8
627
358
5,765
3,109
2,656
Corson
$0.2
$0.6
$0.8
392
414
5,589
2,824
2,765
Grant
$0.3
$0.5
$0.8
580
331
4,606
3,004
1,602
Yankton
$0.4
$0.4
$0.7
815
248
5,588
3,890
1,697
Turner
$0.4
$0.3
$0.7
940
193
6,806
5,287
1,519
Bon Homme
$0.3
$0.4
$0.7
768
234
5,954
4,476
1,478
Deuel
$0.3
$0.3
$0.7
783
207
7,824
6,113
1,711
Mellette
$0.1
$0.5
$0.6
188
358
4,358
1,292
3,066
Moody
$0.3
$0.2
$0.6
752
152
6,837
5,783
1,054
Lincoln
$0.4
$0.1
$0.6
971
83
4,276
3,920
356
Clay
$0.3
$0.1
$0.5
768
83
4,745
4,115
630
Harding
$0.1
$0.3
$0.4
266
207
4,336
2,583
1,752
Pennington
$0.2
$0.2
$0.4
392
138
3,487
2,583
903
Union
$0.2
$0.1
$0.4
486
97
5,360
4,716
643
Todd
$0.0
$0.3
$0.4
110
207
1,926
421
1,506
Fall River
$0.1
$0.1
$0.3
313
97
2,185
1,337
849
Meade
$0.1
$0.2
$0.3
157
124
1,958
781
1,177
Ziebach
$0.0
$0.2
$0.3
110
138
2,405
1,502
903
Jackson
$0.1
$0.1
$0.1
125
55
995
421
575
Shannon
$0.0
$0.1
$0.1
47
69
968
105
862
Butte
$0.1
$0.0
$0.1
172
28
941
736
205
Lawrence
$0.0
$0.1
$0.1
47
55
984
285
698
Custer
$0.0
$0.0
$0.0
47
14
474
406
68
TOTAL
$30.0
$142.5
$172.5
68,337
93,419
1,428,874
599,675
829,198

*Rounded to the nearest $100,000.