Beginning in 2020 the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) altered its survey methods by reaching out to the hunting dog community and asking for their assistance with gathering data through the Upland Gamebird Survey advertised in our last issue of this newsletter. This expanded the area of coverage as well as the effort that will contribute to these annual surveys. Over time this will provide a broader geographic perspective of what the current hunting season will look like for pheasants and grey partridge compared to previous years.
The results have now been published on the ACA website at https://www.ab-conservation.com/programs/wildlife/projects/habitat-legacy-partnership/pheasant-population-forecast/
ACA wishes everyone a safe and productive upland hunting season!
A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers and ACA staff who helped pull this year’s survey together!
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