BISMARCK, N.D. — The hunter harvests of pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in North Dakota last year were down from 2015.

Statistics compiled by the state Game and Fish Department show the pheasant harvest was down 15 percent to 501,100 birds, the grouse harvest was down 21 percent to 65,500, and the partridge harvest was down 9 percent to 54,200.

The number of hunters seeking each type of bird was down from the previous year by similar percentages.

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