Pheasant hunters can voluntarily report roosters that were banded as part of a study being conducted by the Minnesota DNR. DNR Farmland Wildlife Populations and Research Group workers captured and banded roosters during a research project. The two study areas involved in the project are the Lamberton Wildlife Management Area complex in Redwood County and the Worthington Wells Project Area…
While Michigan pheasant populations have been in decline for several years, pheasants can be found in southern Lower Michigan and in some areas of the Upper Peninsula, according to the Michigan DNR, with the best counties for pheasant hunting in south-central to mid-Michigan and into the Thumb, the agency said. According to the release, there also are some localized concentrations…
Despite a mild winter and mostly favorable weather during the spring reproductive season, loss of habitat in farm country continues to take its toll on ringneck population.
The author began pheasant hunting in Minnesota’s rooster heyday.
Total pheasants observed per 100 miles are down 61 percent from last year, brood observations down 63 percent, and average brood size down 19 percent from 2016.
Iowa’s annual pheasant population survey begins with wildlife experts cautiously optimistic about what they hope to find.
Ninety percent of Dustin Chrisman’s birds at Double Barrel Game Farm are expected to be pheasants, but owner also hatches some chukars and bobwhite quail.
Hunters should hope for figures better than the 5.91 to 6.17 average brood sizes seen in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Can it happen?
Put off ditch mowing, haying, spraying and ATV operation until August to protect upland birds and other wildlife.
Among the initiatives accomplishments, 16 pheasant cooperatives actively are working, with 14 more cooperatives currently in development.
Change could mostly affect out-of-state hunters, who plan in advance and might be leery of scheduling later in the year due to wintry weather.
Applications for cooperative program due by March 25
Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking an additional 300 pheasants for hunting
Those looking to raise pheasants for release on public lands are directed to commercial propagators
A crowd of over 100 gathered to hear a proposal