Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Kansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Kansas Project


Ring-necked pheasant survival, nest habitat use, and predator occupancy in Kansas spring cover crops

September 2016 - June 2020


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • KDWPT

Ring-necked pheasant populations are declining across the midwestern United States. Pheasant hunting is a critical contribution to economy of these areas. Developing alternative management strategies is important for management of pheasants. Use of spring cover crops can potentially benefit both pheasants and producers. This research is a collaborative effort among the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and Star Seed Company.
Spring cover crops use by pheasants is related to distance from CRP tracts. Therefore, strategic placement of spring cover crops is necessary to maximize use by pheasants.

Presentations Presentation Date
Annis, A. C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2018. Effects of spring cover crops on ring-necked pheasant survival and resource selection with notes on mesocarnivore occupancy. Annual Meeting of the Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society, Kearney, Nebraska. 2018-03-01
Annis, A. C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2018. What drives nest-site selection of Kansas ring-necked pheasants? Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, Kansas. 2018-02-08
Annis, A., D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2017. Mesocarnivore occupancy within Kansas spring cover crops. Kansas Ornithological Society, Junction City, Kansas. 2017-10-08
Annis, A.C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2018. Survival and nest-site selection of ring-necked pheasants in western Kansas spring cover crops. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Cleveland, Ohio. 2018-10-08
Annis, A.C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2019. Are spring cover crops a hot ticket item for chicks? Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Manhattan, Kansas. 2019-01-31
Annis, A.C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2017. Kansas ring-necked pheasant habitat use and survival in summer cover crops. Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Wichita, KS. 2017-01-31
Annis, A.C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2017. Survival of ring-necked pheasants in western Kansas spring cover crops. Annual conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. 2017-09-21
Annis, A.C., A. Godar, D. Haukos, and J. Prendergast. 2019. Are cover crops a hot ticket item for chicks? Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Reno, Nevada. 2019-09-30
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Annis, A. 2018. Ring-necked pheasant survival, nest habitat use, and predator occupancy in Kansas spring cover crops. Kansas State University, Manhattan. 2018-12-31