Habitat loss could make low pheasant numbers the norm

Some of Minnesota's prime pheasant habitat is on land owned by farmers. Those acres may soon be planted with crops again unless Congress decides to beef up ag subsidy programs.
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Some of Minnesota's prime pheasant habitat is on land owned by farmers. Those acres may soon be planted with crops again unless Congress decides to beef up ag subsidy programs.

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