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Crop-Price Plunge Helps Hunters as Pheasants Fly in South Dakota

  • Farmers planting fewer corn fields means expanded bird habitat
  • As flock expands, so do sales of hunting gear, licenses, guns

The longest U.S. corn slump since the 1980s has turned into a bumper year for South Dakota’s $220 million pheasant-hunting industry, the nation’s biggest.

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