PHEASANT STUDY: Law Lacks Funding

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Governor Terry Branstad signed a new law designed to study and increase the pheasant population in Iowa.

While the law calls for the DNR to stock pheasants it also calls for studies on the bird's population and economic impact of pheasant hunting.

The problem is that the bill doesn't include any funding.

The DNR estimates it will cost about $400,000 a year to conduct a long-term study and to stock the birds.