Nebraska may turn out to be one of the best states in the nation for hunting this fall. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesperson Greg Wagner says they are currently taking a survey of the fowl population.
Wagner says, “Our pheasant population, where we have suitable habitat, everybody knows it has been very, very low. Nonexistent in some places. We are on the other end of it now with good cover conditions and the right weather for breeding and nesting conditions. Our pheasant population is way up from the five year average.”
Game and Parks report that the pheasant population is up 50% compared to a year ago. Wagner says quail and turkey numbers are up as well. He says we have also had a good fawning year with the wet weather and good cover so we are looking at a good fall hunting season.