BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s pheasant season is open to hunters.

The season opened Saturday and continues through Jan. 5.

The state Game and Fish Department says a brood survey released last month shows that total pheasants are up 10% from last year.

The Bismarck Tribune reports about 37,500 nonresidents and nearly 40,000 residents hunted pheasants in North Dakota last year, bagging about 350,000 roosters.