Chasing ringnecks

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette

Jerrod Burke of Curtis, Nebraska, a commissioner for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, takes aim at a ringneck pheasant during a "Focus on Pheasants" hunting experience Wednesday afternoon on land owned or leased by Mike and Tom Baker of rural Trenton. At the end of the day-long hunting experience, commissioner Lynn Berggren of Broken Bow took a rest with Buddy, one of several hunting dogs along for flushing and fetching duties. The purpose of the hunt was to check the success of a Southwest Nebraska "Focus" effort designed to enhance pheasant numbers, encourage landowners to improve habitat for upland game birds and increase participation in the Conservation Reserve Program-Management Access Program. "Focus on Pheasants" is a joint effort of Game and Parks, Pheasants Forever, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency.

Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette
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  • Were there a lot of birds and did they bring any home?

    -- Posted by salamat on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 9:24 AM
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