The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the abundance of pheasants appears to be high in the southwest part of the state. That coupled with public access the agency says the region should offer excellent pheasant hunting opportunities this year. The southwest has the highest abundance of the birds, followed by the Sandhills, central, northeast, Panhandle, and southeast regions. Overall, the abundance statewide is slightly lower than in 2009 Severe winter weather in parts of Nebraska and above-average rainfall this spring had an impact in parts of the state.
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