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Michigan brood survey shows stable pheasant numbers

Michigan's pheasant season opens Oct. 10 in the Upper Peninsula and Oct. 20 across the Lower Peninsula. (Stock photo by Eric Morken)
Results from the annual mail carrier pheasant brood survey show that southern Michigan still has pheasants and they’re still reproducing, but drawing any further conclusions from the survey is almost impossible, said Adam Bump, upland game bird specialist with the Department of Natural Resources. The number of broods observed was up slightly and the number of chicks per brood is about average for recent surveys. The survey has been conducted in its present form for 19 years, Bump said. “We’re seeing more broods than we have in the 19-year survey average, but smaller broods,” Bump said.
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