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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Game bird stocking

Is there a association that provides birds,(grouse and quail) for stocking Public land?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 05:21 PM
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Re: Game bird stocking

No, neither one is stocked.




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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 12:40 PM
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Re: Game bird stocking

acutually a little fact grouse will not survive in captivity so they will never be able to raise and release them.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I know quail will survive

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:36 PM
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Re: Game bird stocking

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I know quail will survive
We stock them on our farm for training purposes and have had them hatch broods and survive coveys through the winter...pheasants seem to go quickly due to foxes and coyotes
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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Re: Game bird stocking

Grouse are extremely difficult to raise in captivity to use for stocking. They are very expensive, often costing around $250 for a breeding pair. They have a tough time making it to adulthood in captivity as parasites do a number on the juvenile birds. They often break their own necks flushing in an enclosed pen, and also become friendlier then a pet dog when they grow up around humans.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 06:24 PM
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Re: Game bird stocking

In thw fall, we stock pheasants on a several private farms for our hunt club. We always seem to have a handful of cockbirds make thru at least until spring. One morning while Spring gobbler hunting I saw 5 of them, with the biggest rooster crowing like crazy, unfortunately we never stock hens (though I've pleaded for it.) I have excellent cover/food on my property (near Beltzville) and have thought of getting the Surrogator ro release pheasants at 5 weeks old like they suggest. I realize survial rates of stocked birds is really low but I thought if I could get a few to survive and breed, who knows I met get a few "wild" pheasants around.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 06:55 PM
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There actually is alot of good cover I've noticed in beltzville area, outide the park even.

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