Roadside wildlife counts to be released Sept. 4

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will release its annual roadside wildlife survey on Tuesday, Sept. 4. 

The report summarizes roadside counts of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits and other wildlife observed in the early morning hours during the first two weeks of August.

The observations take place throughout the farmland region of Minnesota. Observers typically survey 172 25-mile routes, 151 of which are located in the ring-necked pheasant range.