Hunters ready for the pheasant opener
Tens of thousands of hunters in blaze orange will take to the fields when Iowa’s pheasant season opens this Saturday, Oct. 31.
With pheasant populations on par with the best counts in the past decade, including six of the nine survey regions averaging more than 20 pheasants per route – the most since 2007 – hunters can afford to be optimistic.
“Given how things are lining up for the opener, the weather is the only thing that could throw a wrench in it,” said Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Get a full story in the Oct. 29 Kossuth County Advance.