Re: 2012 Pheasant flushing survey ---- Hegins/Gratz
It was an outstanding turnout on a very cold afternoon. If anyone was wondering about the interest and popularity of the Pheasant Management Plan and the restoration of WILD pheasants in particular, all they needed to do was drive by Wenger Feed Inc. around 1:00 Sunday afternoon, the place was jammed with " volunteers"! Even more exciting to me was who was in attendance. There were young boys and girls, and I think every age group was represented. It's been a long time since I've seen a volunteer turn out like this.
The farm that we worked hadn't received any birds last year, so any birds flushed would have had to travel a few miles. We managed to flush 7 WILD pheasants, 3 roosters and 4 hens. That's an almost perfect ratio for a area that hasn't been hunted. I am sure if we had spent more time there we could have flushed more birds, I was very impressed!
HPA was well represented,and I enjoyed meeting some more of you!
It's breeding,training...and something unknown.