LETTER: Don’t blame farmers for pheasant shortage
To the Editor:
I read your articles on the reasons for no baby pheasants this year. But they missed a very important item: the very dry spring weather. There was no rain and no morning dew. So, there was no way for the baby pheasants that did hatch to survive without water.
My husband, Byron, and I farmed in Tripp County for 50-plus years. I have watched baby pheasants on a morning when there was a heavy dew — how they would catch the drops in their little beaks from the tips of the leaves.
Since the good Lord is the one who provides the dew, I think we all need to do more praying for rain and less finger-pointing at the farmer for being to blame for the pheasant shortage.