A spring survey of breeding ducks in North Dakota showed numbers still remain in the top 20 of all time despite being down 5 percent from last year.
Officials say hunting is a necessary step to control the city’s local goose population of an estimated 2,000 birds.
South Dakota had quite a year for pheasant hunting. Resident hunters spent about $29.8 million, while non-resident hunters spent $140.3 million.
Some South Dakota sportsmen are pushing back against a bill that would expand waterfowl hunting for nonresidents in eastern South Dakota.