Pheasant season gets under way in North DakotaBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's regular pheasant hunting season is getting underway.
By: Associated Press, WDAY
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's regular pheasant hunting season is getting underway.
The season runs from Saturday through next Jan. 5. Pheasants are big business in North Dakota — tens of thousands of hunters kill at least half a million birds in a typical season.
Hunters might find bagging a bird a bit tougher this year. The state Game and Fish Department estimates that the pheasant population in North Dakota is down about 30 percent from last year. Officials cite unfavorable weather earlier this year and the loss of pheasant habitat.