by Bob Mercer
The operator of a Seneca pheasant hunting business asked Tuesday that hunters be allowed to take 30 roosters per day at South Dakota preserves.
The current limit is 20. It was increased from 15 in 2009.
Sal Roseland presented the draft of a petition seeking the rule change from the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
“Our total goal today was to get the conversation going,” said Roseland, who is part of the Roseland family that runs an 18,000-acre farming, ranching and hunting operation that is about halfway between Aberdeen and Pierre.
The standard daily limit is three roosters for hunters who aren’t on preserves.
Jim Dailey, who operates Dakota Ridge preserve near Clear Lake, joined Roseland in speaking to the commission.