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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: sc pa and sometimes nc pa
Lynn, you’re right I can be a dense SOB at times. Please explain to me then why there are no pheasants at Middle Creek anymore. Hundreds of acres of protected habitat where one could drive through and see scores of pheasants. Now they have vanished, and they have not been hunted. Yes I know there is is some put and take on a small portion of the land, but for the most part it is off limits to pheasant hunting.
Sorry, I do not subscribe to the Kum By Yah thesis of predator and prey. Just ask the elk guides in Idaho and Montana that quit certain areas after the wolves moved in. We have more predators than ever before, and new ones. Coyotes, mink in the SE part of the state and now a few Fisher here as well. Trapper numbers are way down so there are more Foxes, possums, skunks, not to mention hawks.
All I was trying to point out is that widespread pheasant, (and quail) restoration in Pennsylvania is a dream without subsidizing CREP and willing farmers to set aside land for this experiment. We will never have a sustainable, huntable population of pheasants in PA. Not even sure we did even back in the glory days without all the additional stocked birds that were put out, but at least we did have habitat. Now farms are biological deserts and that will not change.
Excuse me now, I want to complete some drawings of pheasants on my cave wall, maybe chip a few flints.
Last edited by Grouse28; 02-19-2019 at 10:06 PM.