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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Northampton County information on stocking wanted

Looking for any information as to why the state did not stock pheasants in Northampton County last year? Are we part of the wild pheasant restoration area? With all the continued growth that would be a waste of time.
Seems that we are growing is housing developments than anything else.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 11:47 AM
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Re: Northampton County information on stocking wanted

Hello Jay,

I asked the same question and the response was that the PGC raised the number of minimum acres needed to justify a stocking release from 15 to 50. This in effect removed Jacobsburg as well as some private land open to hunting that was stocked in the past. I'm not clear on why this also removed the National park land and adjacent county land. Hopefully someone with more direct information will chime in but I would assume that stocking is done in our county until some serious habitat work is put in place.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 03:06 PM
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Re: Northampton County information on stocking wanted

The PGC said there was not enough suitable land (habitat) to continue stocking in Northampton County. Jacobsburg is a joke anymore, sure it has some good habitat in parts but that "state park" has mostly turned into a playground for non-hunters. I stopped hunting there several years ago becuase it just seemed the prevailing attitude was increasingly unwelcoming to anyone with hunting license.

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