Pheasant Coffee Talks and Banquet

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MOBRIDGE, SD – DRG News (KOLY) – Pheasants Forever biologists Ben Lardy and Mike Blaalid will be in Mobridge October 23rd and will be hosting “Pheasant Coffee Talks.” This event will be at The Grand Oasis Restaurant from 8 AM to 10AM. The discussions, sponsored by local Pheasants Forever chapters, will focus on habitat options for landowners who want help putting critical acres into the ground for South Dakota’s prized resource – pheasants!

Hunters, local business people, and the general public are also invited to attend this event and learn about habitat options as well.

South Dakota’s pheasant population has fallen from a modern historic high in just a few years as a result of unfavorable weather and habitat loss. Weather played a role in the state’s pheasant decline, but habitat is the variable which concerned South Dakotans can focus on to reverse pheasant population declines. Given the prolific nature of these birds, a rebound in equal short order is possible, provided new and improved habitat is returned to the landscape.

On October 22 the Pheasants Forever will be holding their banquet at the Oahe Hills Country Club.  The Social Hour starts at 5:30 PM and the supper is at 6:30 PM. The supper will be served by Rick’s Café of Mobridge.

We spoke with Herb McClellan and he told us that between 80 and 90 members and guests will be in attendance.  The banquet expects to raise between ten and 13 thousand dollars towards their efforts.  Attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win various prizes.

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

For more information on the banquet or becoming a member, contact Herb McClellan at 605-845-3706.

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