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Iowa Pheasant Hunting News

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Hunters who are heading over to the state of Iowa should be in for one of the best hunting seasons for six years. According to the state’s annual count there are a record number of pheasants roaming the game areas since 2008.

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Hunting can be a danger at times, especially if someone forgets some of the basic hunting safety tips.

It was only a couple of years ago when a father and son duo were shot twice in one day while out pheasant hunting in Iowa – the second time when trying to flag down help.

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Pheasant hunting isn’t like it used to be in Iowa. Between 1962 and 1999, hunters have harvested one million birds 31 times. Since the turn of the new century, it’s only happened twice. In the past, Iowa hosted anywhere from 30,000-50,000 nonresident hunters each year, but as the bird populations have decreased so have the number of tourists.

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Iowa’s state government is pushing hard to create and maintain a habitat that allows pheasants and other small game to thrive, but the state’s economy is pushing back.

Farming is a key piece to Iowa’s economy, and it’s unfortunate that they have to directly compete with the state’s recreation industry.

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The pheasant hunting lodge has really come a long way in the last couple decades.

Preserves started out as pieces of land where there might be a cabin for guests to stay. In many of the early cases it wasn’t uncommon to stay outdoors while pheasant hunting during hunting hours.

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The pheasant population has been under fire in Iowa for a few years.

It’s been on secret that the push for more land use for agriculture has caused pheasants and other wildlife to lose their natural habitat.

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It seems that things have been down for Iowa pheasant hunters for years. Even this year things got off to a poor start.

But are things turning around in the state that once saw a flourishing pheasant population?

According to one report pheasants had a strong year in Iowa.

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Pheasant populations were down 81% from the average this year in Iowa.

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It was reported that the pheasant hunting season should be a good on in Iowa. The weather cooperated throughout the opening days of the season, but so...

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Pheasants Forever and partners have helped acquire 400 acres of wildlife habitat that will be added to the 715-acre Clanton Creek Natural Resource Area in south-central Iowa's Madison County. The addition creates 1,115 contiguous acres of protected habitat that is open to public hunting and outdoor recreation.

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“There is not much competition on public land, which could be a good thing for hunters who still plan to hunt,” said Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “A lot of hunters went out opening day and didn’t see much and now they are done for the year.”

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Full 12-page 2011 August Roadside Survey Report is also provided online for individuals who would like to see more detailed and long-term trend information.

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it’s a good indicator of the fall hunting season ahead.

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the first Mourning Dove hunting season in Iowa since 1918 while at the same time prohibiting the use of highly toxic lead ammunition for such hunting.

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Waterfowl season to be decided soon
Waterfowl season to be decided soon

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Pheasants Forever Passes 1 Million Acre Mark in Iowa
Pheasants Forever announces the completion of 1 million acres of habitat accomplishments in Iowa since the first Iowa chapter formed in 1984. With Pheasants Forever's marquee event, National Pheasant Fest 2010, in Des Moines this weekend, "PF" members and sponsors will celebrate the 1,000,000 acres of habitat work accomplished by Pheasants Forever in the state. National Pheasant Fest is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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How? By purchasing your ticket for the Iowa Build a Wildlife Area gun raffle sponsored by the Iowa Pheasants Forever State Council. Fifty-two brand new firearms – total value of $78,000 - will be raffled off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to purchasing new public hunting and recreation areas in Iowa.

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To Feed or Not to Feed? Pheasants Forever Has Answers

Feeding ringnecks can have negative consequences, not long-term solution to winter survival– From the Dakotas and Minnesota to Iowa and Illinois, much of the core pheasant range is experiencing winter's first real test due to recent heavy snowstorms and extreme cold. Naturally, many hunters and conservationists have found cause for concern regarding ring-necked pheasants' ability to survive, and ask "Should we be feeding pheasants?" Pheasants Forever has some careful considerations.

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Iowa Youth Encouraged to Compete in Pheasant Fest Art Contest Contest open to Iowa youth ages 4 to 18 For Immediate Release Contact: Bob St. Pierre (651)209-4931 Saint Paul, Minn. - November 29th - Pheasants Forever (PF) is sponsoring the 2007 Y...

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National Pheasant Fest Calling Iowa Chefs to Des Moines Original wild game recipes to be judged at this year's National Pheasant Fest For Immediate Release Contact: Bob St.Pierre, PF Director of Public Relations (651)209-4931 / cell (651)334-1473 ...

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