Robt Dailey wants more research in pheasant breeding
the has com- Bill Establishing Pheasant Farms Gets Nod In PIERRE (AP) - A bill es- tablishing a program whereby farmers would raise pheasants to help increase the state's pheasant population received a "do pass" recommendation to- day from the Senate Game, and Parks Committee. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Robert Dailey, D-Flandreau, ap- propriates $75,000 for increased research and a cooperative pheasant breeding program con- ducted by the State Game, and Parks Department in co- operation with state farmers. Citing figures showing the economic impact of fewer birds and hunters in the state each year, Dailey said similar pro- grams have worked in other states and "are worth a try in South Dakota." Under the program the birds would be stocked in various farms by the department. When the birds are able lo survive on their own the -farmer, with t h e help of local sportsmen, FITA or 4-H clubs, would re- lease the birds in various The measure will go to the appropriations committee be- fore it hits the Senale floor.