Bang! I agree with your thoughts, especially as they pertain to eastern SD public land (GPAs & WPAs). They have great winter cover, but by & large, not good nesting cover. In general, privately owned Walk-In Areas & CREP acres have significantly better nesting cover.Just my observation but it really feels like the biggest issue with habitat in the upper Midwest right now is limited brood rearing cover and the need for some bare ground, plant diversity and insect production next to the nesting cover.
This has been discussed on this site many times in the past. Once and for all, the State of South Dakota (Game, Fish & Parks) does not release pheasants.I understand that S. Dakota releases birds. Does any one know when that happens. For the first time in about 50 years they are going to release birds here in Michigan. Just wondering how far in advance of the season opener they can be released and still except a good survival rate foe the birds.
Correct, once & for all, SD GF&P does NOT release pheasants.This has been discussed on this site many times in the past. Once and for all, the State of South Dakota (Game, Fish & Parks) does not release pheasants.