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Spring rains may hamper pheasant success

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Much of the Minnesota pheasant belt was pelted with spring rains and cold weather. For pheasants, it was less than an ideal spring in terms of the weather. The winter was considered to be relatively mild, with a good number of hens ready to nest, but the rains continued. Traditionally, according to game biologists, if wet weather dooms a clutch of pheasant eggs, hens will renest often. But once they're hatched and the poults perish, there's no more re-nesting.

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