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SD PHEASANT SEASON OFF TO SLOW START

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A large amount of crops still waiting to be harvested made it difficult for some hunters to find pheasants during the opening weekend of South Dakota’s season.

But state wildlife officials say many hunters still got birds, and the success rate should improve as the season continues.

The most populated area to hunt was near Mitchell to the east of Chamberlain.

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks conservation officer Andy Petersen estimates the average bird count in the Mitchell area was one bird per hunter.