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September 14, 2014

The SD Department of Game Fish & Parks has released the pheasant brood survey for the state and the bird numbers for the Mobridge area are up about 70% over last years count. We are still below our 10 year average but we are improving. 

It has been a cooler summer than normal and it is going to effect the harvesting of the row crops this year.  Last year for the first couple of weeks of the season, the fact that the a lot of the crops were still standing, affected the success rate of the hunters as well. Will opening weekend will be good, if you can wait a couple of weeks this year, you may have better success and access. Of course, a good dog or two definitely helps.    

We have drove some of the back roads and we are seeing roosters as well as some younger birds that have not changed color yet.  We do anticipate that it will be a good hunting season in 2014. It will require some work and walking AND accurate shooting but it should be a relaxing and rewarding hunt. 

Make your plans now for the upcoming season in October and November. Give us a call now to reserve your accommodations.  

www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/small-game/pheasant-outlook.aspx

Make you room reservations today to take advantage of what we anticipate to be a great hunting experience. We look forward to seeing you this fall. 

The pheasants seem to have survived the winter and spring in excellent shape. There appears to be plenty of around. It will be another excellent year for hunting again this fall. We anticipate that the broad count on Grouse and Pheasant will be very good when it is reported later this summer. It should be another great fall hunting season. 

Here are a couple pictures of some deer that were taken in the Mobridge area. 

We have the idea place for your stay. Large rooms, easy access, large parking lot for those trailers, interior corridors, hot tub to relax those aching bones up, sports bar with great food and refreshments. Make plans now to head on out to Mobridge and the Wrangler Hotel for some great hunting. 

JUST THINK OF  ALL OF THE GREAT OUTDOOR HUNTING EXPERIENCES THAT THE MOBRIDGE AREA HAS TO OFFER.  PRAIRIE DOG HUNTING ALL SUMMER LONG,  ALONG WITH THE DOVE, GROUSE, PARTRIDGE AND PHEASANT IN THE FALL, AS WELL AS DUCK AND GOOSE HUNTING, THE MOBRIDGE AREA IS WELL KNOW FOR EXCELLENT UPLAND AND WATERFOWL HUNTING AS WELL AS ENDLESS ACRES TO HUNT BIG GAME ON.  GIVE US A CALL FOR ROOM AVAILABILITY OR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING.

Thanks for checking out our web site, give us a call if we can be of any assistance to you. 

Jeff & Marie Jackson    

Your Hosts

Call us NOW to reserve your rooms for the grouse, pheasant or big game seasons this fall while we availability. Opening weekends are always busy, plan ahead.

We have the best for you for a great time. Large rooms, big parking lot, great food and your favorite beverage to relax with after a day in the field. 

Just as the young boy and his best friend are praying for, we wish you a great year in 2008.

 The GFP departments website:  www.sdgfp.info/

With all the water beckoning you, you may be tempted to spend all your time fishing, but come ashore and experience some of the world's best hunting.  The land raises from the shore into river breaks and brush-filled draws and ends in grasslands and fields, all providing excellent cover and habitat to a variety of game.

Waterfowl:  More than six years of favorable habitat produced bountiful waterfowl in the area.  Breeding and habitat surveys estimate that 3.9 million ducks and 112,000 Canada geese were in the state last spring.

Big Game:  Antelope, white-tailed and mule deer populations are thriving and regaining their numbers after a harsh winter in '96-'97 diminished the population.

Predators:  Often overlooked by the hunter, the shores of the Great Lakes are teaming with an assortment of predators and varmints.  Predators and varmint species found locally include coyote, prairie dogs, fox, raccoon, jackrabbit and opossum.

Turkey:  Spring and fall, take aim at the area's good population of excellent Merriam's Turkey.

Goose:  It's getting so the spring goose season is as big as the fall season.  Last spring, some 64,400 light geese were killed by hunters during the season that ran from March 11 through May 31.  That compared to the previous fall harvest of only about 9,000 birds.

Prairie Dogs:  The prairie dog hunters are having a great time.   The dogs are everywhere.

 

General License Information

 

Buying Licenses-Resident or Non-resident over-the-counter licenses can be purchased at many sporting goods stores, hardware stores, convenience stores and some county treasurers offices.  Big game licenses and non-resident licenses are issued by lottery.  Applications are available from license agents.

 

Carry licenses-Licenses must be in the licensee's possession while hunting, trapping or transporting game and must be exhibited upon demand of any person.

 

Lost Licenses-All licenses, except migratory bird certification stamp, may be replaces at no charge with a permit in lieu of lost license by the agent who issued the original license.

 

    *If you would like information on guide services in the area, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a list of guides.


    *If you would like any information about the hunting rules and regulations, please feel free to contact the Wildlife Division Office at 605-773-3485.   You may also visit the Game, Fish and Parks website: www.sdgfp.info/


State Game, Fish and Parks officials are asking hunters to think about how and where they will transport their harvested game and to keep in mind that if they are checked by law enforcement officers, certain requirements must be met to avoid problems.   No game birds may be possessed, placed in public storage, transported or accepted for shipment unless certain minimum requirements are met.  Waterfowl must have an attached head or fully feathered wing.  Pheasants and grouse must have either the head, fully feathered wing or foot attached.  All other game birds must have either a head or fully feathered wing attached.  Officers are also presented with the problem of identifying frozen birds.  Officially, the number of birds that can be frozen is limited to no more than two.  The suggestion is that birds are frozen or cooled in individual bags while transporting. Once at home, the birds can be placed in more permanent packaging for freezing.

 


 

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