Plenty of pheasants in SW Nebraska

August 23, 2010 at 10:38 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2010 Upland Game Hunting Outlook says pheasant numbers are highest in southwest Nebraska this year.

The outlook is compiled from surveys and reports and counsel from biologists and staff members.

The outlook report says the abundance of pheasants in Nebraska this year is highest in the southwest, followed by the Sandhills, central, northeast, Panhandle and southeast regions.

Overall, the pheasant numbers are slightly lower than in 2009. Experts blame the drop on severe winter weather in parts of Nebraska and above-average rainfall this spring.