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IOWA HUNTERS HAD SUCCESSFUL PHEASANT SEASON

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SURVEY NUMBERS FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SHOW HUNTERS BAGGED AROUND 375-THOUSAND PHEASANTS THIS YEAR.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, TODD BOGENSCHUTZ (BOYG-EN-SHUTS), SAYS THAT’S AROUND A 25 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR:

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HE SAYS THE INFORMATION FROM HUNTERS CONFIRMED THEIR AUGUST ROADSIDE SURVEY — WHICH SHOW BIRD NUMBERS UP IN THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE STATE AND ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION — WHILE TOUGH WINTER CONDITIONS DROPPED BIRD NUMBERS IN THE SOUTH.

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WHILE BIRD NUMBERS HAVE TRENDED UP THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, BOGENSCHUTZ SAYS HABITAT AND WEATHER REMAIN THE KEY FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE TREND WILL CONTINUE.