*On the land we hunted Fuller and his neighbors plant food plots, nesting and roosting cover. They do no active predator control, which Fuller believes is ineffective and inefficient. "I don't worry about predators like hawks and coyotes that take individual adult birds in the fall," he said. "Nest predation is a concern but the best defense against it is "dilution," the creation of large areas of habitat that make it harder for predators to find nesting birds." I would second that: I have been lucky enough to hunt on farms with great pheasant numbers and not a single one of those landowners practiced predator control or trapped. Habitat is the answer.