Thursday September 8th, 2016 - Jeff Prendergast of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism pheasant biologist discussed his recently completed upland bird forecast for the 2016-17 hunting season. He made the forecast based largely off the department’s annual summer brood surveys.
Kansas Pheasant Populations
"North-central and south-central Kansas populations should be improved from last year though the state is still well below what it was six years ago when Kansas had one of the best pheasant harvests in about 30 seasons."
Kansas Quail Populations
"Kansas’ quail population continues to improve, as it has for three years. Prendergast credits the drought several years ago for allowing weeds to get a better start than grasses in many areas. Most of Kansas is up from last year on quail numbers, which produced the highest average number of birds per day, per hunter this century."
Original Story published by Michael Pearce from The Wichita Eagle
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