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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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More WPRA failure

To effectively manage the wildlife resources of this Commonwealth, the
Game Commission (Commission) proposed at its April 9, 2019 meeting to
amend 141.28 (relating to wild pheasant recovery areas) to eliminate the
Hegins-Gratz Wild Pheasant Recovery Area (WPRA), to modify
boundaries of the Central Susquehanna and Franklin County WPRAs for
better representation of existing populations of wild pheasants, and to
remove the dog training restriction within WPRAs.
At least a couple WRPAs have been successful
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 05:22 PM
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Dobsonknob, thanks for the post. Very, very interesting title for your post.

As a resident of CS WPRA with 4 english setters, I have been keenly interested in the the Pheasant Restoration Project.

Your posting appears to give final relief to training dogs issue in the WPRA's

The program was sold as re-establishing a huntable pheasant population. A more correct title for the program should have been, "A Pheasant Research Project". If you read the program details the vast majority of items are research related.

With the exception to the Youth Pheasant Hunts/flushing survey/crowing count within the ever shrinking CS WPRA boundary it appears that that the handwriting many on Huntingpa site forcast some years ago happened.

I can't wait for Dr Klingers final report. Hopefully, permitting dog training for 6 months a year did not have an impact on the program being more successful.

In year 6, the program achieved the stated goal of 6 hens per square mile. However, no hunting but the research efforts kicked into high gear..

Dean Conklin

PS- Let the Pheasant Oracle begin with as the late Paul Harvey famously said, "The Rest of the Story".
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