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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Pheasants in trees

Curious if any of you guys are seeing pheasants in trees this year. I’ve only been out twice but have seen it both times.

On the first day a buddy and I headed out a little bit after sunrise (not first light) and had two hens fly out of the tree tops along a field about 20 mins into our walk. We were the first guys in this field, so I’m guessing they roosted there. I didn’t realize what they were at first, because I was more focused on the field and my dog.

Today I decided to skip a morning archery hunt and take my dog for what was supposed to be a hunt. Unfortunately after the 30 minute drive to the GLs I realized I left my shotgun at home. Nevertheless I decided to just take my dog for a walk. She pointed the first bird in about 20 minutes. I was not real ambitious to get off the trail with no gun and after a bit she broke and crept in. The rooster flushed and flew up into a big tree. I got to watch him sit there for a good 10 minutes as she feverishly looked for him. I eventually walked in to see how close I could get for a picture, flushing him when I was about 20yards away.

Nice to see, as this will certainly help protect them from ground predators.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 10:49 AM
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never seen a pheasant in a tree , a turkey yes. I guess it`s a form of survival mode. thanks for posting
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Up in the trees where a fisher can get at em.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 10:58 AM
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Our wild pheasants roosted in trees. When I was in elementary school I lived on a small farm. We had a big orchard. Every evening the pheasants would fly into our orchard just before dark to roost. It is not unusual for them to roost in trees.

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Our wild pheasants roosted in trees. When I was in elementary school I lived on a small farm. We had a big orchard. Every evening the pheasants would fly into our orchard just before dark to roost. It is not unusual for them to roost in trees.

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My dad used to talk about wild pheasant roosting in trees back in the the 50s and 60s here in Erie county.

I’ve seen stocked birds in trees only a handful of times in my 33 years hunting. Possibly it has something to do with the strain being bred? Who knows, but it was nice to see.
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Yes I've also seen the stocked birds for the first time this year roosting in trees. Opening day of youth we watched 3 roosters fly down and opening day of regular we watched 3 roosters and hen fly down. Nice to see where state is getting birds they still have a tiny bit of wild instinct in them.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 01:24 PM
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Saw them many times flush and sit in a tree.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 01:28 PM
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Yes saw them land and flush from trees.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 01:02 AM
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