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2017 Pheasant Outlook

2017 Pheasant Brood Survey Results by Area

 
Pheasants Per Mile (PPM)
Change From
Local Area
2017 Survey
2016 Survey
10 yr. ave.
2016 Survey
10 yr. ave.
Chamberlain
4.05
7.01
11.68
-42%
-65%
Winner
2.52
4.88
6.94
-48%
-64%
Pierre
3.13
6.48
8.90
-52%
-65%
Mobridge
2.10
5.01
6.75
-58%
-69%
Aberdeen
1.02
1.89
4.63
-46%
-78%
Huron
1.85
3.10
5.51
-40%
-66%
Mitchell
2.52
3.78
4.92
-32%
-48%
Yankton
0.83
1.39
1.44
-40%
-42%
Sioux Falls
0.80
1.51
1.74
-47%
-54%
Brookings
0.80
1.63
2.50
-51%
-68%
Watertown
0.81
1.78
3.11
-54%
-74%
Sisseton
0.40
1.22
1.55
-67%
-74%
Western SD
1.37
2.43
2.56
-44%
-47%
STATEWIDE
1.68
3.05
4.82
-45%
-65%
NOTE: Comparisons are valid only between years within each local area.

Historical Stats

The pheasant season has a long history in our state, and here is a look at past pheasant and hunter numbers.

Economic Estimate

You heard it here first ....pheasant hunting is a vital part of local and statewide economics.

Management Plan

Our biologists use this Pheasant management plan to guide future management