Conditions Setting Up For Another Good Pheasant Year

Statewide, Iowa — This year’s pheasant harvest hit its highest mark in 13 years and the man who tracks bird numbers says things are already setting up for another good year. DNR wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz, says the weather has been good.

He says the spring nesting conditions were very good for the birds.

He says it was not cool enough to cause major problems. Bogenschutz says rainy days in June don’t have as much impact because the temperatures are higher.

Bogenschutz will find out more about pheasant numbers in August when the DNR conducts its roadside survey of birds. Those surveys usually give a good indication of what to expect during the hunting season.



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