While driving south on IL 100 last Sunday, Scott and I encountered Briney's Bird Farm, a huge game farm. Thousands of Chukars and Pheasant in fenced enclosures covered the bluff. All for Euro style hunts, with the birds released just in time to be shot. Hardly seems fair. Yet there was something eerily beautiful about the place.
On the other side of the river, in a field beside the long road from IL 78 to the Sanganois Conservation Area, we spotted a group of 12-15 wild pheasants. By the time I stopped the car and hopped out, only 4 remained, and they headed into the brush.