Upland game bird

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Upland game bird is an American term which refers to non-water fowl game birds hunted with pointing breeds, flushing spaniels, and retrievers.[1][2]

List of kinds[edit]

United States[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "ODFW Upland Game Bird Species". www.dfw.state.or.us.
  2. ^ "Birds".
  3. ^ John Eligon (December 31, 2012). "As Pheasants Disappear, Hunters in Iowa Follow". The New York Times. Retrieved January 1, 2013.