An Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist says things are looking good for the pheasant population in the state. Todd Bogenschutz says the favorite bird of hunters hasn’t had to dodge much bad weather this spring. He says the spring has been a little bit dry and warmer than normal, and the winter was less than average, so it should be a good nesting season with lots of hens making it through the winter.
Bogenschutz says they’ll know for sure how things look in the fall. Bogenshutz says they run a roadside survey in the first two weeks of August to get a count on the number of birds.
He says anxious hunters can get the roadside information right away on the DNR website. Leave your e-mail and they’ll e-mail you the results of the survey when it’s in.
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources