In southern Iowa there are still remnants of once extensive brushy upland game cover. Cost-share and privately financed brush removal programs, however, are further reducing the amount of remaining game cover. Three counties are considered here. Davis, Monroe and Wapello counties had some federally assisted clearing on 490 farms in the past 4 years. On 14 farms (1,820 acres) in Wapello County, since 1956, 82 acres of woody cover were removed by all methods. This included 25% of the choice quality upland game cover.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Stempel, M. E.
"Removal of Brushy and Wooded Quail Habitat in Three Southern Iowa Counties in Recent Years,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 76(1), 217-222.
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