I am very poor at math...however I am wondering how the whole state average can be up 30% when each of the four sections of the state noted in the report have increases listed that are lower than 30%.
The northeast district, generally containing secondary pheasant habitat, with much of it lacking good winter cover, showed two broods and 16 birds per 100 miles. Average brood size was 4.2. Number of birds observed was up 126 percent, and the number of broods recorded was up 166 percent
I think this is what caused the numbers to move up to 30%.