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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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.WPRA Hen Densities

From a PGC Bureau of Wildlife Management report from the January meeting, the following hen densities were reported for the WPRA's for spring 2011.

Turbotville/PPL 8 hens per sq mi

Greenwood Valley 4

Somerset 1

Pike Run 1

Pike Run will be discontinued due to a lack of habitat.




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post #2 of 100 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

Let me guess Dutch, you want more $$$ for the pheasant fiasco.
J.K. lol

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No, just giving pertinent info.



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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

Seems the "best" WPRA isn't even living up to the minimum hen density, yet.

Given the past harsh winters, we'll see if there is improvement in the next couple years at Central Susqy.



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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

Did something happen in Pike Run that resulted in habitat loss?

The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.
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Never had it to begin with, in needed quantity.



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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

How do they come up with these numbers?

I assume they from the flushing survey and then extrapolated to the area of 1 sq mile? Or do they make some sort of allowance and its 1 sq mile of suitable habitat. Do they survey the entire project area? What is the margin of error?

Just curious, maybe you can point me in the right direction.

Are they still thinking of opening another WPRA near Erie?

The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.
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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

E-mail your question to the PGC website, or you can call and ask to speak to someone in wildlife management who is working with pheasant restoration.



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Have no idea, but, 10 hens per sq mile is what they feel they need to be "successful".

Heck, when I was a kid, we'd flush 10 hens in ONE cornfield of a 100 acre farm. LOL



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Re: .WPRA Hen Densities

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Have no idea, but, 10 hens per sq mile is what they feel they need to be "successful".

Heck, when I was a kid, we'd flush 10 hens in ONE cornfield of a 100 acre farm. LOL
Dutch: What do you think the difference is today? Has the habitat changed that much or do you attribute it to disease, genetics or other factors? Is it the early hay mowing?
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