Re: Woody cover for pheasants
mrosko, read all of Lynn's post, "after hens ended up as lunch".
The hen was lunch for a predator (a very high likelihood of a 4 legged critter).
When the PGC places the transmitters on the hens it is an immediate death sentence. The agency's data on how fast the majority of these unlucky birds die is unreal.
If these "unlucky hens", in the CS WPRA, did not have the collar and were able to hatch 5 or 6 chicks, per nest, think how much sooner the agency would have achieved their goal of 10 hens per sq. mile.