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Turkeys, pheasants benefiting from mild Minnesota winter so far in 2024

It’s been a good winter to be a pheasant in Minnesota. While a mild winter is a start, spring nesting ultimately will determine what hunters see afield this fall. (Photo by Carrol Henderson)

The 2022-23 and 2023-24 winter seasons have been complete opposites, and it’s allowed a couple of game bird species to increase their population, explore new locations, and provide a positive outlook for upcoming hunting seasons.
Nate Huck, Minnesota DNR resident game bird specialist, said wild turkeys and pheasants likely are benefiting from the mild winter, but ruffed grouse could be impacted by little snow in the forests.

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