To create a WPRA in Pa. it requires 10,000 acres of continuse potential habitat . The realality is that there are only a few farms within these WPRA's that actually are put into good habitat, not much more than a 100 acres on some farms. These are farms surrounded by thousands of acres with no habitat yet they met the criteria . A farm with habitat in amongst farms without and not a farm that is surrounded by forrest so to speak.
I continue to hunt wild pheasants in Pa. in areas that are NOT part of a WPRA and all of them consist of small areas of land. There are still wild birds in NJ in smaller areas such as wetlands, industrial sites , landfills etc.
In an area in SouthWest Pa. we worked with the Audubon Society for funding on 650 acres for warm season grasses . It is now home to threatened grassland species and also ringneck pheasants.
I'm all for helping our other upland birds.
Thanks for your input.