Re: Franklin County WPRA Update
The process in the pheasant management plan was to release 300 wild birds a year for three years and then monitor the population for three additional years and then make a determination. Unfortunately when you're dealing with wildlife, it doesn't usually go that smoothly. They only got 55 birds last year and who knows how many they'll get this year. Also the hard winter last year also set population growth back a bit and it will take a couple years to recoup those numbers. CREP is just reopening after a three year down time due to the farm bill issue so we will soon see some new acres going into cover planting to help boost numbers.
"The wildlife and it's habitat cannot speak for itself. So we must and we will." Teddy Roosevelt