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Pheasants are few, but still hanging on

October 19, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

PHEASANTS are big business, if there are enough birds to make the hunters come to the area where the birds live. Iowa has been especially hit hard over the past several years. Dedicated bird hunters took their trucks, guns, bird dogs and money to other places like South Dakota. What was once an honored fall hunting tradition eagerly looked forward to by many outdoorsmen and women has slowly shrunk to a whisper during the last few decades.



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