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pheasants are in serious trouble

Postby oldtimer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:29 pm

We have had 3 blizzards and another one on the way possibly. I quit hunting them and have been feeding them for 2 weeks on the roads I can reach. The cattails are buried with snow, and there are 10 foot drifts everywhere. :( on a happierr note, the ducks should have it made.
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Re: pheasants are in serious trouble

Postby Kiger2 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:58 pm

I was wondering how the could survive those storms. Stay warm!
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Re: pheasants are in serious trouble

Postby Densa44 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:33 am

May not be as bad as it looks. Those long weeds/grasses/rushes fold over in the snow and make tunnels, and it is warm under there too, like an igloo. If there are seeds and other food, the birds can move around and are safe from predators.

The rub is and it is a big problem, if you get freezing rain on top of the snow and that locks the birds in and that will be the end of them, but if they can still get out it may not hurt them very much.
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Re: pheasants are in serious trouble

Postby orhunter » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:48 pm

Yea, it's the crust that kills. But I'm still worried.
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Re: pheasants are in serious trouble

Postby oldtimer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:25 am

9 more inches, and -40 below windchill. Can't catch a break.
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