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Pheasants in Sullivan County??

The second week of the past deer season I saw a pheasant on the side of Rt. 220 just south of 1006. This is a heavily wooded area with no farms nearby.

Yesterday a friend told me that a few weeks ago he saw one on 487 between Mildred and Lopez. Both sightings were cock birds.

I have had a house in the area for over 30 years and this was the first pheasant I can remember seeing. I know they stock them near Rickets Glenn but that is a good distance away.

Is someone stocking birds in the area or were these freak sightings?
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They must have been mountain pheasants. Unless they made it from Rickets Glenn, somebody must have opened the pheasant pen up and let them out.

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I donít have any idea how far that is from a stocked area. But pheasants, especially the roosters, will sometimes show up a long ways from where they had been stocked. During the most recent banded pheasant study, two years ago I believe, they had roosters that were killed on the highway ten miles from where they had been stocked. Who knows how far they might have gone if they hadnít got hit on the road.

But, there are also a number of pheasants that get released by someone for hunting or just working their dog too, so who knows where they might have come from.

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487 from Mildred to Lopez is White Ash land and they stock their own birds I believe. Along 1006 might be White Ash also, I'm not sure where all they own land.
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I just checked the map. The location I saw the bird was exactly 15 miles from the "Hayfields" where they stock.

Savage if White Ash stocks then that is probably where they came from.
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They also stock an area off Rouse Pond Road, which is closer to where you describing you saw the pheasants.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-21-2018, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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They also stock an area off Rouse Pond Road, which is closer to where you describing you saw the pheasants.
OK. I had no idea they stocked birds.
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my parents and I have a place in northern potter county .we are near some farms but never saw a pheasant as far as I can remember .we been going up for over 40 years, owned land and a cabin for 23 years. I believe they stock some game lands west of Ulysses . wish they did haven't been small game hunting in nearly 25 years
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coffeedog is correct they stock at the end of roush pond road. That puts them about 2 or 3 miles of the highway maybe shorter as the rooster flies. Waugh!

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Thanks Jim and coffeedog. I was surprised to see him. He was just standing on the side of the road and I pulled up and stopped. I wondered about how he came to be there but never thought to post about it until my friend told me about his "sighting".

Boy I miss those good old days when pheasants were all over the place. I loved to listen to them cackle.
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