Wildlife Federation calls for shift away from fossil fuels.
Pheasants also will become scarce because of loss of food sources and access to vegetative cover.2011: Winter Hammering Pheasant Country…Again « Pheasants Forever Blogs
"In Minnesota, we have cold-water species of fish. We have warm-water species of fish. But we do not a hot-water species of good native fish," said Gary Botzek, executive director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation, the National Wildlife Federation's state chapter. "We have Asian carp. I do not wish to go to the State Capitol and ask them to change the state fish from the walleye to the carp!"
Today’s broken record alert: Another rough winter is taking its toll in the Upper Midwestern reaches of pheasant country. Here are compiled reports from the hardest hit states.
Pheasants in Minnesota are enduring the region’s most severe winter since the devastation of 1995-96 and 1996-97. Snow and cold started in early December, and snow depths across the southern pheasant range in Minnesota last week ranged from 24 to 30 inches.