Not sure why but, to go back to the initial point re game birds in Ohio.
The ruffed grouse in Ohio were not put into the position they occupy by reasons of climate fluctuations or change....they were placed there, from their untenable position of artificially high populations, by reasons of forest aging, habitat loss and invasion, declines in Corporate activities and at least six other main reasons flush immediately to mind.
The bobwhite quail, as before, evidenced the expected ups & downs of a species on the comparable edge of their range, with both Bonasa U and the bobwhite being weak birds, tho weak for different reasons. No climate as #1 with Gentleman Bob....in Ohio, Georgia or Texas.
Once again, multiple black hats existed and exist.
The pheasant, albeit the strongest and perhaps the most adaptable of the trio, declined from, essentially, a change in it's manufactured world...as experienced in PA and elsewhere. Differences totally defined by the blessings or curses of that elsewhere.
I hope there is little need to go thru the fate of the prairie chicken in Ohio...so, enough of reality....other than our national forests mouldered under both political parties.
Also, to that initial point...game organizations have a role to play for a couple birds, if they choose and hopefully for the right reasons, in the new world we all wake up to every blessed day....both human and critter.