Winter taking toll on pheasant, wildlife populations
Deep snowpacks, frigid temperatures leading to starvation, mortality
As she’s been driving to meetings in eastern South Dakota the past few weeks, State Climatologist Laura Edwards has been seeing a lot of pheasants along the roadsides.
That’s not a good sign.
Deep snowpacks combined with frigid temperatures are making the winter of 2022-23 a tough one on the state’s wildlife.
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