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Gary Drewrey, of Oxford, Miss., sits with Sadie, his 4-year-old Llewellin Setter, in Letcher Sunday evening. This is the 13th year Drewrey has traveled to the area to hunt pheasants. The retired high school football coach hit his limit on Saturday, but not on Sunday. Still, he's happy with the start of the season and intends to return in November to do some additional hunting. (Austin Kaus/ Republic Photo)

Hunters report safe weekend

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The opening weekend of South Dakota's pheasant hunting season has been a safe and productive one.

As of Sunday afternoon, Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer Andy Petersen said no injuries had been reported even as orange-clad hunters tromped through area fields in search of pheasants.

"It's one of the few years that has happened," Petersen said.

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