Pheasant numbers at all time low for Iowa hunters

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Too many winters featuring heavy snowfall has done damage to Iowa’s pheasant population.  As the 2011 season approaches, hunters can expect to see fewer birds this fall.

Read more from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources below:

Results of Iowa’s statewide survey of upland game are in and show a small gain in pheasant numbers in southern Iowa and fewer birds across northern Iowa. Overall, pheasant hunters will continue to find better hunting in Iowa’s pheasant belt, which includes northwest, central and north-central Iowa, and a few more birds in south central and southwest Iowa. Continue reading