It is sad we lost our wild pheasants, I really miss wild birds. Many are happy with the domestic birds, I have no problem with that. Also sad that with all our knowledge we can not bring back wild birds, because of mismanagement of raptors. Worse yet many people can not see that predation can even be a factor. Game management should be based on numbers, not emotional regulations. If one thinks that is alright, then why hunt anything. If they would stop stocking domestic pheasants we would lose most all pheasant hunters in PA. And for those who do not believe that predators eat a lot of these domestic birds, just like they did the wild birds of the past, then why not just put out all the pheasants in the summer when half grown. They would have plenty of food at this time of the year and the summer cover would be thick. Would save on feed costs, and let these great domestic birds get wilder. Well we all know the reason for this, the predators would have them cleaned out by hunting season. I remember the false hope that was spread by some back when they tried the failed reintroduction of the pheasants. I remember the ones that criticized me for saying it would not work because of the predation by uncontrolled raptor numbers. However after several years, what I said would happen, did, the raptors basically wiped them out, just like they did the wild birds. Some people will say and believe anything, they should base their thoughts on past history, and realize that if you repeat the same mistakes over again, you have a good chance of getting the same results. For the guys that said they were going to bring back wild pheasants, thru good habitat, how are the wild birds doing?