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.
The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic. ~Roosevelt