Preston I am pretty sure that is an old forecast and is not from this year. I am not sure they have this years forecast report out yet.The article below "Kansas Pheasant Outlook and Wheat" is interesting. At the end of the article in the Third Party Comment section, the guy on the ground gives a positive report on what he is seeing on nesting success.
my point simply was it ain't the same all over, when you were getting hail i am sure others did not...to say it was worse out in your neck, is just that...Thought I was local. We have had larger hail than normal this year and more of it and a much wider swath of it. Much more rain usual and colder spring temps.
Ice storms, rain (which is good), heavy snow and now hail. Listening to you one would think there aren't or won't be any pheasants. I can't remember you ever posting anything positive about conditions. Pheasants are adapted to living in the wild. Would you rather it be 105 degrees and no rain for a few years like 2011 to 2013? The guys cutting wheat that I have talked to, and it's a pretty big area are seeing more pheasants than last year. They are also seeing them in every field, which hasn't been the case since 2010. I don't live out there, I do own ground out there and have connections over a pretty big area. While hail may hurt the population in a spotty area, it won't be all that widespread. It is like that every year it's not new.That hail a week ago was over 100 miles wide and stretched from Ellis to Wichita. Every county in its path go something from nickel size to 2 inch craters.