DNR: Management actions planned, including closing east-central hunting zone season
Observers recorded five broods and 39 pheasants per 100 miles. Sharptails observed per 100 miles are up 113% statewide from 2018, and partridge are up 58%.
Statistics from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 9 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year.
And as do most conversations about conservation these days, this one eventually found its way to what can be done about the decline of hunting.
While only a relative handful of sportsmen hunt them, they offer a unique upland opportunity to Michigan bird hunters.