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GF&P says coyotes not to blame for pheasant decline

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Keith Fisk has heard the complaints.

Coyotes and other predators are killing pheasants and driving the birds’ population down, some hunters and landowners say.


Fisk, administrator of the Wildlife Damage Management program of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, says the complainers are wrong.

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