The rationale, similar because it was for duck season, boils down to 1 phrase: drought.

North Dakota’s pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 9.

“It’s going to be spotty,” mentioned RJ Gross, upland sport chook biologist for the North Dakota Recreation and Fish Division in Bismarck. “There’ll be birds, however greater than doubtless, loads might be adults. Wherever we had been in excessive drought or extreme drought, the manufacturing simply wasn’t superb, however there might be localized spots, like at all times.”

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Primarily based on outcomes from the Recreation and Fish Division’s annual summer season roadside survey in late July and

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