We are getting a good accumulation of snow from the current storm. How will this type of thing affect pheasant survival? Since the snow reduces the quality of escape cover, we would expect a little higher predation. Pheasants tend to move to woody cover as the snow doesn't knock it down like it does the grass. Since we are almost in mid February, this storm should have little effect on populations. If this type storm happened in late December or early January, it could be a more serious problem. A snow cover this deep on the ground for many weeks could result in a difficult food situation as well as prolonged exposure to predation. We would provide supplemental feeding in areas of high bird populations but it would set back population growth. Hopefully spring is just a few weeks away.