Upland game bird
Upland game bird is an American term which refers to non-water fowl game birds in groundcover-rich terrestrial ecosystems above wetlands and riparian zones (i.e. "uplands"), which are commonly hunted with gun dogs (pointing breeds, flushing spaniels and retrievers).
List of games
- Ring-necked pheasant
- Bobwhite quail
- Blue grouse
- Ruffed grouse
- Sharptailed grouse
- Sage grouse
- Hungarian partridge
- California quail
- Scaled quail
- Prairie chicken
- Mountain quail
- Ptarmigan, common name of birds of the genus Lagopus, species include:
- Wild turkey
As of 2013 the population of upland game birds such as pheasants had been falling in agricultural states such as Iowa where increased commodity prices for crops such as corn had resulted in reductions in game habitat in acreage set aside in the Conservation Reserve Program. A significant reduction in the number of hunters over the previous 20 years was also reported.
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