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Thread: Pheasant Season Bird Status - Reports?

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    Default Pheasant Season Bird Status - Reports?

    Does anyone have boots on the ground bird population reports?

    West Kansas (Rancher Update) - Better than the past two years, good amount of pheasant.

    In Colorado we have had a wet summer, some hail damage - Expect an improvement from last year.

    How about -

    Colorado?
    Nebraska?
    Eastern Kansas
    Central Kansas?
    South Dakota?
    North Dakota?
    Iowa?
    Montana?
    Wyoming?
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    Does anyone have boots on the ground bird population reports?

    West Kansas (Rancher Update) - Better than the past two years, good amount of pheasant.

    In Colorado we have had a wet summer, some hail damage - Expect an improvement from last year.

    How about -

    Colorado?
    Nebraska?
    Eastern Kansas
    Central Kansas?
    South Dakota? Up 76% statewide. That's all I can say right now...
    North Dakota?
    Iowa? Counts up 121% statewide average. People I have talked to have seen more birds this year than in the past 5...
    Montana?
    Wyoming?
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    Anyone with any idea of numbers in southern South Dakota near Lake Andes?

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    Where I hunt in North Dakota, specifically the on farm I hunt, the cover was flush with YOTY birds in mid august. Looks good!
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    Iowa has come up a little, but from an all-time low.

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/...bution_map.pdf

    Our county shows up as "good" - but it's a new definition of good. Where I used to flush 5 birds every morning in front of the house before work, I have seen birds once in the last year.

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    Montana sounds a little better then average. The problems seems the loss of CRP, Conservation Reserve Program. They lost a million acres since 2010, that is a lot of prime habitat gone.

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    Eastern Kansas? The only place you find pheasants in Eastern Kansas is at a shooting preserve. I've lived my entire life in SEKS and I've never seen a wild pheasant within 150 miles. Quail on the other hand are looking promising... also better than the last couple years.

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    If you shoot a pheasant in Minnesota you might feel bad cause you might have got the last one. Very low numbers

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