I swear there are more in my back yard than the mountains. My question is, how did it all get started? As a kid, walking to school we used to hear ringnecks cackling in the woods. Used to have fun stalking them and watching 'em flush. Great pracice for small game season. Never even thought of seeing deer in the city. Now, there are deer in the streets and no more game birds in the nearby woods. Don't even hear the pheasants anymore. It's been decades and I haven't seen one in the natural. Game commission commented on this subject last week. Says the deer know a good thing when they see it. No predators, no hunting, food, cover, water etc... These buggers thrive and we can't even hunt them. Crap. I could bag my limit in my back yard. Could also shoot the livin' hell oughta crows too. Got bunches of them as well.