Still at least 50% below ore-2017 levels.I wish they would put a long term average like SD does. The birds are up over last year but have been drastically down since the drought of 2017. Would just be nice to see the average over the last 30 years. It is good news though, seems like SE ND and NE SD bird counts are up. Might be a good year to by both tags and bounce back and forth.
Yes and I would suspect if we were talking specifically just the Mott, Regent areas only, there may have been more separation.almost a tie in terms of actual #'s spotted...SW had a slight edge, very, very slight...
Statistics from the northwest indicate pheasants are up 49% from last year, with broods up 75%. Observers recorded five broods and 39 pheasants per 100 miles. Average brood size was six.
Results from the southeast show birds are up 32% from last year, and the number of broods up 27%. Observers counted six broods and 51 birds per 100 miles. The average brood size was six.
Statistics from southwestern North Dakota indicate total pheasants were down 7% and broods observed up 2% from 2018. For every 100 survey miles, observers counted an average of six broods and 41 pheasants. The average brood size was five chicks.