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A Minnesota hunter will go afield this fall in both, strangely enough, the best and worst of times. So many deer abound; hardly a quail to be found. Ruffed grouse in a low to high cycle; sharptail grouse in a downward spiral. Canada geese flying like flocks of pests; ducks winging over troubled waters. There is no mystery in these changing wildlife populations. Geese thrive while quail disappear for only one reason: a changing landscape. It's a lesson in wildlife dynamics we've been slow to learnStory | Conversation | May 31, 2006