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    Default Iowa Legislature Considering Misguided Action

    Calling your attention to this post in the Main Forum.
    - Nate

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    Default Turn around options

    Has Iowa looked at what Nebraska launched. The focus on pheasants campaign they launched sounds interesting and focused on providing incentives for private landowners to create more upland habitat. It also created an additional incentive to allow walk-in access. Obviously the jury is still out if the campaign will produce the desired results but it would be something that the state can look at instead of recreating the wheel and shooting from the hip by manipulating the season length. Asking the state representative to consider that option may be a good voice for them to hear.

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    obviously, an uneducated, knee jerk strategy by the uninformed.....the best and the brightest are no longer in government.....a total waste. good luck boys.

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    Default What the?

    Hello Nate and others,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention Nate. As many of you know, I have written in other threads that I believe it will come down to we "hunters" if anything is going to be done for the pheasant population in Iowa. We are the one that care. Nate, where is Todd Bogenschultz in this? Pheasants Forever? and the IDNR?

    I am wondering if through this forum we can begin to unite as "hunters" and get our names, addresses, and phone numbers organized to begin the process of suggesting we be included in these decisions and the decision-making process. It has got to start somewhere???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBell View Post
    Nate, where is Todd Bogenschultz in this? Pheasants Forever? and the IDNR?

    I am wondering if through this forum we can begin to unite as "hunters" and get our names, addresses, and phone numbers organized to begin the process of suggesting we be included in these decisions and the decision-making process.
    I have someone very close to me on the floor in both the House and Senate. Best we can tell, the above names are NOT at all {hopefully 'yet'} involved.

    I'm working on tracking down the authors of the proposed bill, etc. As of now, I only know it to have originally from a representative in NE Iowa . . . that resides near Dorchester.

    As I learn more, I will share.
    - Nate

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    kbell when you start the list you can have my info. because you are rite it has to start somewhere.

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    All ten of us will guide them in the right direction. Go buy a 1000 dollar diner plate at one of their fund raisers will do more. They might actually listen. They'll just wipe their a$$ with the list of angry voters. Iowa's a joke remember the hog vote did alot of good they listened to corperate ag. why? they spend money to get these idiots elected. Hell the sooner the last pheasant is shot in Iowa the better Then they got what they wanted all along one crappy smelling state with a bunch of illegal workers.
    Last edited by moellermd; 02-04-2012 at 05:00 PM.

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    Default Under New Management?

    Anyone following the new proposals and meetings the IDNR is holding on our deer management and proposed changes in our hunting regulations?

    It does make me feel they are "reacting" rather than being "proactive" to our wildlife management in Iowa. Gives me a bad feeling about pheasants and their management in Iowa for the future.

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    I see in the Register today the legislature is going forward with a stocking plan of pheasants in southern Iowa, "to study if stocking is a feasible way to boost pheasant numbers".

    Stocking, really? All they have to do is listen to the biologists, you know the people who use science to make decisions, or look to the experiences of basically every state east of us who has stocked pheasants. They would see that stocking is a put and take proposition, not a way to rebuild wild populations.

    Pheasants were present here in great numbers but have disappeared under the twin attack of bad weather and loss of habitat. Putting stocked birds back into the same habitat won't fix the problem.

    The truth is stocking is easier than facing the facts that habitat is shrinking everyday with CRP getting reduced and fence rows disappearing. Bottom line, without habitat pheasants can't make it.

    Worst of all the legislative action draws attention away from habitat and makes it seem like the cause of the demise of pheasants in Iowa is outside our control. It's a bad move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack L View Post
    I see in the Register today the legislature is going forward with a stocking plan of pheasants in southern Iowa, "to study if stocking is a feasible way to boost pheasant numbers".

    Stocking, really? All they have to do is listen to the biologists, you know the people who use science to make decisions, or look to the experiences of basically every state east of us who has stocked pheasants. They would see that stocking is a put and take proposition, not a way to rebuild wild populations.

    Pheasants were present here in great numbers but have disappeared under the twin attack of bad weather and loss of habitat. Putting stocked birds back into the same habitat won't fix the problem.

    The truth is stocking is easier than facing the facts that habitat is shrinking everyday with CRP getting reduced and fence rows disappearing. Bottom line, without habitat pheasants can't make it.

    Worst of all the legislative action draws attention away from habitat and makes it seem like the cause of the demise of pheasants in Iowa is outside our control. It's a bad move.
    wow, once again lawmakers show their stupidity. i guess these idiots think doing something is better than nothing.......sad and a waste of taxpayer money. to boot!

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