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Last week I ordered from Mercer University Press and read " While there still Wild Birds " by Richard Rankin. Very enjoyable personal account of the end of the wild bird hunting that alot of us in the south grew up with. Sad but true. Gone are the days. Remember getting rid of my last pointer after the 1979 season ended. It just was not worth it anymore. But, I will always recall the good days and I was just around for a few years of at the very tail end when bird hunting was a way of life in the south.
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Yes indeed. Farms full of coveys and when you busted one you left it alone and found another. Even into the early 80's we had wild coveys. It seems everyone had a wild hair to clean up their farms and fence rows wiping out the birds habitat as well as that of rabbit. Coyote started to repopulate the countryside and even groundhogs became scarce. We have left the center of a field overgrow which gives us deer and wild turkey, but no birds. When we put raised birds out they don't know how to survive.
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We all need to support PF, RGS, DU and any other outfits that protects and rebuilds the wild places we love and need....I do The 2019 farm bill was a hard fought battle but we gained some ground......(-: SXS Ohio
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I have no idea how many acres the Queen of England has, but her husband, Prince Phillip, undertook the task of organizing land owners. He persuaded them to set aside acerage for game preservation. As I remember this information was in The Field, a wonderful magazine, years and years ago. Through coordination there is a continuous run of land for game. Though unrelated it reminds me of the French Alps and their 200 miles of interconnecting ski slopes.
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