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Jumping at the chance to learn more about the Woodcock

September 12, 2009
Jon Magee

When my friend and fellow bird hunter Sam invited me to join him in Canaan Valley for a woodcock workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn more about these game birds, their habits, and habitat. Woodcock or Timberdoodle populations have been declining at about 1-2% per year over the last 40 years due primarily to habitat loss from development and the lack of young forest habitat important for nesting and brood rearing as well as feeding and roosting areas.



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