Sustainable management of a wild pheasant population in Austria

  title={Sustainable management of a wild pheasant population in Austria},
  author={R. A. H. Draycott MSc and Katharina Pock and John Philip Carroll},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Jagdwissenschaft},
In Europe, the majority of driven pheasant shooting is supported by the release of captivereared pheasants to increase numbers of birds available to hunters. In Austria, as in the rest of Europe, intensification of agriculture has contributed to the decline of wild pheasant populations during the last 40 years. However, high densities of wild pheasants can still be found in some areas. Seefeld Estate, a 2400ha farm in Lower Austria, has among the highest densities of wild pheasants in Europe… CONTINUE READING