In addition to repealing an existing law, road-hunting advocates would have to overcome safety and trespassing concerns held by those who want to see the status quo maintained. If nothing else, perhaps a discussion on road hunting will focus attention on making the laws of roadside ditch mowing more wildlife-friendly. Currently, the laws require rural landowners who live on county roads to mow their ditches twice a year, including once before July 15. A pheasant-friendly regimen would hold back the mowers from April through mid-July to avoid the peak of nesting activity. In recent years, the commission has been working on a roadside habitat project to demonstrate how ditches can be managed to increase their value to wildlife.