PF Applauds Gov. Daugaard for Successful Pheasant Habitat Summit
More than 500 pheasant hunters, landowners and conservationists turned out for South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Pheasant Habitat Summit on Friday, Dec. 6 in Huron. The first-of-its-kind event, created and hosted by Governor Daugaard, focused on finding solutions to adding upland habitat for South Dakota’s most treasured game bird, the ring-necked pheasant.
Pheasants Forever is thankful to Governor Daugaard for taking this unprecedented step in hosting the summit, as this type of leadership is necessary for South Dakota to maintain its status as “The Pheasant Hunting Capital of the World.” The turnout from hunters, farmers, landowners, businesses and the many other stakeholders shows the significant influence, cultural importance, and economic impact pheasant hunting has in South Dakota. Pheasants Forever is proud to be working with Governor Daugaard and staff to ensure pheasant hunting and the surrounding activities continue to better the state’s residents and economy.
At the end of the summit, Governor Daugaard identified the creation of a task force, or “work group” which will be his next step in addressing upland habitat concerns in South Dakota. The work group will include hunters and landowners and potentially lawmakers. Videos from the Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit can be viewed here.
The D.C. Minute is written by Dave Nomsen, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Governmental Relations.
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