Originally Posted by Jeep274
I don't have much experience hunting outside of PA, but I can say that PA's hunting has declined greatly over the last 20 years. Sadly there are too few opportunities to hunt private land and public land is either over crowded, or located too far away to hunt regularly. I really miss the old days of hunting plentiful pheasant on public and private land. I started hunting at the tail end of those days and remember getting your limit on private land hunting cock birds only.
I remember pheasant when I lived in Upper Bucks. In 1983, every morning, all spring and all summer we'd see families of pheasant strutting along the edge of our property, at the edge of the tall grass. By the time I moved out in 1990 it was rare to see or hear even one pheasant. They just kind of disappeared.