Well it has been too quiet on here so maybe this will change that. As I understand the story the South Dakota GFP had a controlled burn in Mcpherson county today. Also today as we are in a very dry situation there was a long line of trucks and trailers at the sale barn as cattlemen are starting to liquidate their herds. First point, how many pheasant nests were destroyed? This was a two mile by two mile burn, a little over 2500 acres. Second point how much revenue could have been raised by renting that to area cattlemen on the condition that they mob graze it and get off quick. By grazing they could have accomplished nearly the same thing and improved the biology in the soil instead of damaging it. I would also like to mention that it was fairly windy and we are dry. Some how they managed to keep it controlled. If the pyros have to burn could they not patch burn and leave some cover for the wildlife. I have never had much respect for our GFP and this did not add any. What say you?