Migration Alert: South Dakota Habitat Primed by Unprecedented Precipitation

Sept. 19, 2019 – Central Flyway – South Dakota (Video)

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Habitat conditions in South Dakota are at almost unprecedented levels heading into fall, according to Bruce Toay, Ducks Unlimited’s manager of conservation programs in the state, and hunters will likely benefit from the tremendous duck production that took place over the summer. 

“We are seeing great numbers of mallards and pintails, and really there are an exceptional number of blue-winged teal up here heading into the third week of September. They all seem to be pretty content, and for good reason, as we have a lot of water,” Toay says. 

WF360 Central Flyway Migration Editor John Pollmann explains exactly what he is seeing on the ground in South Dakota.