Category: Upland Bird Hunting News

IDNR Awards Grants for Pheasant Habitat Projects

IDNR Awards Grants for Pheasant Habitat Projects

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the approval of $151,645 in grants for wildlife habitat projects through the State Pheasant Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program. The program provides for enhancing pheasant wildlife habitat through projects developed by not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. Funding for the State Pheasant Fund […]
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Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser and Greater Prairie Chicken Population Trends

Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser and Greater Prairie Chicken Population Trends

PRATT – Aerial surveys conducted by helicopters will begin March 16 and continue through early May in areas of Kansas containing prairie chicken habitat. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) to document population trends and determine […]
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DEC Accepting Applications for Annual Pheasant Release Program

DEC Accepting Applications for Annual Pheasant Release Program

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that applications are now available for DEC’s cooperative Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program, which allows people to participate in raising and releasing pheasants to enhance the state’s fall hunting opportunities. The program is provided through DEC’s partnership with hunters, 4-H youth, and interested […]
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Ptarmigan populations strong in the Colorado Rockies

Ptarmigan populations strong in the Colorado Rockies

MONTROSE, Colo. — Conservation biologists at Colorado Parks and Wildlife are charged with keeping a close eye on sensitive wildlife – animals that sometimes are classified as “species of greatest conservation need” by the agency. One of those species is the Southern White-tailed Ptarmigan. CPW biologists become alerted when a conservation organization asks the U.S. […]
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GPS Data Sheds Light on Ice Storm Quail Mortality

GPS Data Sheds Light on Ice Storm Quail Mortality

Two trapping technicians continued trapping quail through November, one at Packsaddle Wildlife Management Area and the other at Beaver River WMA for the first half of the month. Both technicians trapped quail and were able to deploy transmitters. In total, 17 transmitters were deployed during November, with seven being deployed at Beaver River and 10 […]
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Still Time To Complete Nebraskas Upland Slam

Still Time To Complete Nebraskas Upland Slam

Adventurous hunters with a taste for challenge still have time to complete the Upland Slam. Upland bird seasons run through Jan. 31, so there’s plenty of time to achieve the Slam. Harvest four birds in Nebraska — a sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken, ring-necked pheasant and northern bobwhite quail — and the Slam is yours. It […]
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Pheasants coming to Nebraska wildlife management areas

Pheasants coming to Nebraska wildlife management areas

Enjoy time outdoors this Thanksgiving with a good pheasant hunt! Rooster pheasants will be released at 16 wildlife management areas prior to Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 16 areas are: Powder Creek, (Dixon County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), George Syas (Nance County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Cornhusker (Hall County), Kirkpatrick […]
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