Habitat For Pheasants Subject of Governor’s Summit
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is convening a Pheasant Habitat Summit to discuss the future of pheasant habitat and hunting in South Dakota. The summit is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Hunting season starts this week-end, and reports of fewer birds has raised concerns. So the subject is timely.
This is from a media release from the Governor's Office:
“Pheasant hunting is extremely important to the culture and economic well-being of South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said. “South Dakota’s pheasant hunting experience is second to none and draws hunters from around the world. We want to do what we can now to ensure these opportunities for future generations.”
Titled, "The Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit," it will provide a forum for landowners, sportsmen, members of the tourism industry and other interested individuals to learn about the current state of pheasant habitat in South Dakota. The summit will include panel discussions and public input as a means to explore ways to maintain and enhance pheasant habitat.
The Governor’s Pheasant Summit is open to the public and pre-registration is required. Individuals may register online at http://gfp.sd.gov/pheasantsummit/. Information and registration is also available by calling the Game, Fish and Parks Department at 605-773-3387.