Day Old Pheasant Program
PHEASANT PROGRAM VISION
To meet the current and future needs of people for pheasant hunting, observation, and educational opportunities within biological constraints and consistent with available funding.
KEY PROGRAM POINTS
The DEC distributes 60,000 or more day-old chicks annually.
Anyone can apply to participate in the Day-old Pheasant Chick Program.
Participants must have the appropriate brooding facility and outdoor rearing pen.
Release sites must be open to public pheasant hunting.
Birds are not to be released on private shooting preserves.
Applications for chicks must be submitted by March 25th.
Participants must become familiar with Day-old Pheasant Chick Program guide.
Day-old pheasant chicks are provided to participants in April, May, or June.
Pheasants must be released at eight weeks of age or older, but no later than end of the pheasant hunting season.
Pheasants provided to participants may not be bought, sold or traded.
This is a great way to learn more about wildlife management strategies. For more information, please contact Moss Hodde at firstname.lastname@example.org. Order pheasants here by March 25th.
Last updated January 20, 2023