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Habitat Management

Wildlife management is the decision-making processes and the implementation of practices to purposefully influence the interactions among and between people, wildlife and their habitats to achieve impacts valued by stakeholders. Aldo Leopold wrote “game can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed it; the axe, plow, cow, fire and gun.” Visit the Conservation Toolbox to learn more about conservation opportunities in Nebraska.

You can assess desired and future conditions to improve upland gamebird populations and hunting opportunities. Develop an annual work plan to prioritize how, when, and where to implement wildlife habitat management objectives.

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of habitat available to pheasants on your land and in the surrounding area.
  • Improve what is already there (i.e. add a few rows of shrubs to existing woody cover, alter a grazing system, or restore a wetland).
  • Create new habitat features that will enhance those already available on the landscape.

Nesting and Brood Cover

Food Plot

Nesting and brood habitat can have a very significant effect on pheasant populations.  Click below to find out more on establishing good cover.



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Food Plots

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Food plots are critical for pheasant management because of the relationship between food, winter cover, movement and mortality.

Habitat Tip Videos


Nebraska Pheasants Forever has recently created a series of videos called “Habitat Tips” that offer helpful advice on many different perspectives of habitat conservation and management.