Our Outdoors: Bringing Balance


January 17, 2022

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Now You See Me. Stands of grass on idled land enrolled in CRP or other conservation programs give pheasants cover from predators, limit the impact of hot summers and harsh winters and provide benefits to society.

In college, at the local grocery store, was one of those old-timey scales from the 1930s or 40s with a large dial at the top displaying weights from 0 to 300 pounds. Each time I'd step on it, I'd watch the needle zip up to the high 200s, then back down to 100, then up to 220, then back down to 180, before settling in the mid-190s where I was most of the time. It provided a fun sort of gasp-and...

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