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Pheasant Hunting Opens Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Iowa’s pheasant hunting season opens tomorrow (10/31), and area hunters could be in for a challenge. The Department of Natural Resources’Don Pfeifer conducts a pheasant count in a 25 mile locality each year. He says last year’s floods, a cool summer and a general decline in grassland have kept the bird population down. Despite the declining numbers, Iowa consistently draws more than 80-thousand hunters into the fields.