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Pheasant population likely to grow this spring

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OTTUMWA (KWWL)-- Officials say Iowa's pheasant population is likely to grow this spring.

Last year's extreme weather led to a 32 percent drop in pheasants from 2007. The problem was even greater in southeast Iowa, where the population dropped 74 percent in a region near Ottumwa.

If Iowa can escape unseasonable high precipitation this spring, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say those numbers should increase.

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