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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 Resident1 Non-resident1 Total Spent1 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           19,470
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.