From a story in today’s Daily Republic:
PIERRE — Tough weather and tough finances have combined for fewer pheasant hunters in South Dakota this fall. Now they might be getting some additional inducement to head to the fields.
For those hunters fortunate enough to see enough birds, they might be allowed to take five pheasants a day starting this weekend, rather than the standard daily limit of three.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission plans to consider an emergency rule change Thursday afternoon during its meeting in Pierre. The proposed change would allow hunters to kill five pheasants per day from Saturday, Dec. 5, through the final day of the regular season Jan. 3.
The possession limit also would increase to 25 pheasants per hunter from the current 15.
Should the bag and possession limits be raised?