Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
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Iowans report a strong 2022 pheasant season in areas of good habitat

A rooster on a cool, late-season morning. (Photo by Bill Beardsley, Prairie Ridge Photography)
Greg Harson, Conservation Officer District 1 Supervisor for northwest Iowa, says the roadside count was right on and maybe even better than expected. Across the northern tier of counties, the late October opener was one of the best in recent years. “Hunters saw a lot of birds," Harson said. "The cover was pretty dry, which made it tougher for the dogs. Yet, officers found hunters throughout the district pleased with the numbers of birds they saw.” How might this winter impact bird numbers heading into 2023?
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