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Why are they stocking hens in areas you can't shoot them if they are lowering the number of birds stocked in the youth why not stock them where they can be shot? example 4E

As Charles Barkley says, "I may be wrong, but I doubt it".
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I have been asking that same question for years. They don't reproduce so just let them get eaten by us not the foxes and such.
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thats a good question

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I have been asking that same question for years. They don't reproduce so just let them get eaten by us not the foxes and such.
You got it especially now that there short birds.

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Re: Youth Stocking?

They are keeping enough hens back that they will be close to 200K next year- the goal. You can watch the replay of the PGC Commission meeting. It was all explained there.

Part of the reason they release hens because part of the goal with youth is to teach them to CLEARLY identify their target, simulating a natural hunting situation.

If the pheasant recovery areas end up working out, or if they hunt in another state, it will help them in the long run.

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The kids north of 80 will remain ignorant

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lol They stocked them down in Greene Co last time we had a youth hunt.

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Why are they stocking hens in areas you can't shoot them if they are lowering the number of birds stocked in the youth why not stock them where they can be shot? example 4E
Aiways been a mystery to me too. It was something Carl Reigner the former game farm manager promoted. I am hoping Bob Boyd can be persuaded to stop this waste of a resource.

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apparently doing it to tempt a few 12 year olds to shoot (or rather not shoot). personally I dont think setting up inexperienced hunters for failure is the best policy, especially when there hasn't been any practical need to identify pheasant sex before shooting for decades at least.

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probab ly the birds are together when they are being crated and its more convenient to fill the crates with either sex

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