A study of pheasant movements in central Iowa during 1961-4 indicated that pheasants tended to move greater distances in spring as they dispersed from winter concentration areas than at other times of the year. Movements during this period averaged 0.9 mile. During the winter, movements were much more restricted, averaging only 0.2 mile; however, this may have been due in part to the unusually severe weather conditions that prevailed during the particular winter in which movements were studied. Compared with other areas in the Iowa and Midwest pheasant range, there appeared no detectable differences in the length or type of movement, which might help account for the generally poor pheasant populations that occur in this area at the edge of the major Iowa pheasant range.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1967 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Lyon, David L.
"Movements of Pheasants in Central lowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 74(1), 61-71.
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