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Survey indicates higher pheasant, cottontail, turkey numbers

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasant, cottontail and wild turkey population measurements indicated higher numbers in Nebraska in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the April Rural Mail Carrier Survey. If spring and early summer weather is moderate, production of young should be good this year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The population measurements indicated an increase in pheasant numbers that was highest in the Southwest region. The increase in wild turkey numbers was highest in Panhandle …

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Survey Suggests Good Recovery for Many Wildlife Species

LINCOLN – All wildlife species surveyed during the 2015 April Rural Mail Carrier Survey appeared to have a good overwinter survival heading into breeding season. Those species also appeared to have rebounded from the severe winter of 2009-2010 and the drought of 2012-2013. Species surveyed were pheasant, bobwhite, prairie grouse, wild turkey, cottontail and jackrabbit. Barring adverse weather conditions during the nesting and brood-rearing seasons and suitable habitat availability, populations appear poised for a good production year. Compared with April …

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