South Dakota’s 100th pheasant hunting season will begin Saturday. Cost for a small game license to legally take part in the hunting season is $33 for residents and $121 for nonresidents and are good for two five day periods chosen by the hunter. According to South Dakota Game Fish and Parks the pheasant numbers have increased 47 percent across the state from a year ago. This year’s brood size is estimated to be 6.08 with 2.47 pheasants per mile. For the first week hunters can begin hunting at noon and go until sunset and hunters can keep 15 pheasants after the fifth day of hunting. Shooting hens is illegal.