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A tractor sits in a field of milo near Fairbury, Neb., on Nov. 13. Pheasant hunting has long been a pastime in the region and once drew hundreds of weekend hunters eager to bag their limit. But the native grasslands and milo crops that used to dot surrounding Jefferson County have been overtaken by corn and soy crops. Neither provides the shelter that wildlife once enjoyed. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands

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By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Pheasants once drew hundreds of weekend hunters to Fairbury, Neb., each fall, filling the 45 rooms at Randy Brown's Capri Motel with sportsmen eager to bag their limits.

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