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NEW LONDON -- Pheasant hunters in west central Minnesota will find fewer birds to chase this season, based on the annual, roadside counts conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in early August.


"Disappointing'' but expected, is how Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources described what they found.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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