pheasants http://wuis.org en Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland http://wuis.org/post/pheasants-losing-habitat-farmland <p></p><p>As farmers across the Midwest have simplified the landscape and plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland birds has become increasingly scarce and their numbers are falling.</p><p>In Nebraska, wild pheasant concentrations have fallen 86 percent since their peak in the 1960's. The pheasant harvest during hunting season in Iowa is off 63 percent from the highs reached in the 1970's. In areas that used to be overrun, you’ll struggle to find a pheasant now.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:46:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 14639 at http://wuis.org Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland