Upland Gamebird Studies

As we did in 2020, we reached out to the hunting dog community in 2021 to ask for their assistance with conducting annual upland game bird productivity surveys throughout Alberta. The survey information collected by these volunteers enabled us to expand the geographic areas covered as well as the overall survey effort, particularly for grey partridge. We anticipate this will provide a broader representation of the annual survey results for pheasant and grey partridge recruitment leading up to the annual hunting season. Flush rates for both partridge and pheasants are still below the long-term moving average, although they have increased moderately off the lows seen in 2019 and 2020. The information acquired from these surveys helps us understand population trends, brood success, as well as heighten the excitement for the upcoming hunting season as we release the survey results on our website and various social media outlets each fall.

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Landowners, Pheasants Forever Calgary, Volunteers – Dog Handlers, Alberta Environment and Parks

Annual Summaries

Title Year Category
Upland Gamebird Studies 2014-2015 2
Upland Gamebird Retention Surveys 2015-2016 2
Upland Gamebird Studies-Upland Gamebird Productivity Surveys 2017-2018 2
Upland Gamebird Studies – Upland Gamebird Productivity Surveys 2018-2019 2
Upland Gamebird Studies – Upland Gamebird Productivity Surveys 2019-2020 2
Upland Gamebird Productivity Surveys 2020-2021 2
Upland Game Bird Fall Forecast 2021-2022 2