Many nesting pheasant hens are killed or injured by tractor mowers in Iowa each year during the cutting of the first crop during the cutting of the first crop of hay. This cutting usually takes place when pheasant nesting is at its peak. And the most important problem in management of the ring-necked pheasant within Iowa's primary range is the loss in production suffered during the nesting season.
Robbins, Russell L.
"Flushing Bar Saves Pheasants,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol9/iss1/8