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Annual S.D. pheasant count shows decline

Published 09/06/2009, Associated Press

Compared to 2008, the survey counted 14 percent fewer roosters, 24 percent fewer hens and 24 percent fewer broods. Brood size also was down 5 percent, possibly the result of cool temperatures and heavy rain that killed some chicks during the peak hatch in late May and early June.

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