Michigan lawmakers have agreed to spend $180,000 to buy pheasants to promote hunting.

The money was included in a spending bill signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder in his final days in office. The pheasants would be released in state game areas to enhance hunting opportunities.

The Legislature told the Department of Natural Resources to evaluate the program for possible renewal in future years. Lawmakers want the DNR to learn if the pheasant program gives a boost to small game hunting.

The opinions of hunters will be important. The DNR is also being told to explore whether the release of pheasants reduces any conflicts between hunters.

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Additionally, I mentioned spikes on your posts, owl or swan decoys to deter birds congregating around pens. The swan decoys float in the pond and the incoming ducks and geese stay away. Apparently Swans don't play well with others. Huh, who knew?

And a better one of the metal spinner.

This is the tape I mentioned. Kinda like a mylar bag sliced into strips.

Hey, gang, I am attaching some pictures that wouldn't show on the livestream. This is one of the metal spinners I was talking about.

My problem is starlings and sparrows coming through the 2” net

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