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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Not only turkeys but pheasant young

In a recent post I described "trapping" three turkey poults while mowing a fire break. Today, I trapped a young pheasant in the same fire break with my Kawasaki Mule. It refused to go into the prairie and just kept scooting along the fire break ahead of the machine. These young birds really have an aversion to tallgrass prairie!

Ten years ago we never saw or hear pheasants at Pleasant Valley Conservancy. Now we hear them all the time. I wondered about this until I discovered that a neighbor about a mile away has been buying pheasants and putting them out on his land. Obviously, they don't stay put.


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