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Re: NFC: hunting pen raised pheasants

Maybe there but not when I was nvolved in it.  I raised and release
gamebirds as part of a FFA project while in High School. Our local bird
populations increased and then stabilized after my relaeses where before
there where no gamebirds to be found in the area.  they had all died out
(for numerous reasons...but there were still a very few left)  the few
remaining origianl birds mixed with the new population and now I can see
the results of this nearly twenty years later.

I am proud of the work I did.


On Fri, 6 Nov 1998 CEFCHURCH at aol_com wrote:

> Apologies is advance for non-hunters.
> Indiana has release hunts for pen raised pheasants.  I went with an old boss
> of mine to one of these hunts along with his very good hunting dog Katy.  The
> birds would rarely run or fly and Katy would often "retrieve them" before a
> shot was fired.  Being an avid pheasant hunter, Katy's owner described her
> thoughts as being, "Boy, are these stupid birds."
> According to the DNR, those birds not harvested by hunters or dogs only rarely
> survive more than a few weeks.
> Chuck Church
> Indianapolis, Indiana USA