Governor commits to action on pheasant habitat: New fund for conservation among task force's recommendations

Governor commits to action on pheasant habitat: New fund for conservation among task force's recommendations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota. Daugaard spoke with various officials and members of the media Tuesday at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department's Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. He announced several new initiatives aimed at improving pheasant habitat in the state, including the creation of a fund dedicated to providing money directly to conservation.

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