My understanding is that they release a good quantity of birds prior to trial season. Good idea but having released a lot of birds in southern Ohio, I know that not many are still around when hunting season starts. Vince Golden once released a box bird with a red ribbon on it's leg. That bird joined a covey - we often saw it when working dogs but it wasn't around after the winter. Dunno if the ribbon came off, somebody killed it or it died but we never saw it again after winter had set in.
: What I have read about Hoffman is now a pre
: release trial.I suppose at one time it was a
: wild bird trial? The Z Bar is a remote
: prairie ranch in the middle of other large
: ranches.It is not pounded like some field
: trial areas.
: The ranch would be highly upset if someone
: brout out box birds .The area is clean and
: not contaminated and want to keep it that