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the turn of the century?
I've heard theories ranging from a
disease outbreak to problems with DDT
to increases in predator populations, but
the simple fact is it stemmed from changes
in habitat.
Wildlife habitat within an agricultural
landscape often changes at a pace that's
almost indiscernible. However, if you
could watch a time-lapse video over a
25-year period, you might be surprised at
how many changes have occurred.
Brushy fencerows and woodlots have
grown old or have been removed, eliminating needed protective winter cover for
pheasants. Grass hays such as timothy,
orchard and brome, which provided
relatively safe-and-secure nesting cover,
largely have been replaced by alfalfa,
which is cut three to four times a year,
and often as early as May.
Machinery has become faster and more
efficient, leaving less residue and waste
grain for cover and food.

22

Who can blame farmers? Their almost
insurmountable problems are well documented.
But along with these changes in farming practices and their effects on habitat,
continued commercial and residential
development has swallowed the agricultural landscape, replacing fields with
pavement and neatly trimmed lawns.

THE PROJECT
In the early 2000s, the Game Commission had been stocking pheasants to
supplement the loss of wild birds, but it
was impossible to make up for the overall
decline.
As the reality of losing wild pheasants
sank in, both hunters and the Game Commission's Board of Commissioners asked
managers to bring back wild birds, with
the goal of restoring self-sustaining and
huntable pheasant populations in suitable
habitats in Pennsylvania.
Leading this restoration effort was



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