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Tue., June 5, 2012, 4:18 p.m.

Weather rough on game-bird chicks

A brood of California quail chicks from a Julyl hatch in Spokane.
 (File)
A brood of California quail chicks from a Julyl hatch in Spokane. (File)

HUNTING -- Ouch.  The first week of June is prime time for the first hatch of pheasant chicks in southeastern Washington. Once again, it's being greeted by rain and cold weather, which is a sentence to death by hypothermia for the young birds.

Quail and pheasants have a built in response to nest again if their first brood fails.  

Keep your fingers crossed.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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