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Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:14

Pheasant hunters are being asked to report any leg bands they find on the pheasants they shoot this fall in the Southwest Focus on Pheasants area.

Jeff Lusk is the upland game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

He says Game and Parks is putting leg bands on wild birds in the focus area to help understand how pheasants move and use the area.

The area includes portions of Hitchcock, Hayes and Red Willow counties.

Hunters should provide the number of the band and the location and date it was recovered. Hunters may keep the band after reporting it.

Bands may be reported by calling 402-471-1756.

The youth pheasant season was offered this past weekend, Oct. 22-23, and the regular season begins this Saturday, Oct. 29. Pheasant season ends on Jan. 31, 2012.