Yes. In fact, our Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas are being stocked with pheasants from South Dakota and other states.
As for why the lack of pheasants, here is a link to our Pheasant History page:
Oh, one other news release we issue annually that may help explain:
From the news release link above, you will see the following: In 1959, the number of pheasant chicks distributed to cooperators reached 229,685, an all-time high, in addition to the more than 88,500 pheasants raised and released by the agency at its four game farms. Unfortunately, cooperator participation has dwindled significantly over the last few decades. In recent years, only a dozen or so clubs have participated; raising and releasing 3,000-4,000 birds.[size="2"][/size]
So, that's the official word from the PGC. I haven't digested it yet, or clicked on the links. I just wanted to post it as quickly as possible.