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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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For you crazy pheasant guys!

I figured this ought to get you guys fired up considering all the pheasant talk that goes on in this section. My buddy snapped this photo this week on his property. It is prime small game habitat and has SGL in the area. My dogs have been bumping a few rooster's around out there all winter, spring, and summer long while we are there runnning rabbits. I hear them cackle every time I'm out there. Up until this point, him and I didn't think there were any hens around, then he saw the mom cross in front of him, toting 6 little ones, this one being one of them.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 05:43 PM
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Re: For you crazy pheasant guys!

Pheasants don't breed often in the wilds of PA cool find
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Nice picture. Hope most of the 6 can make it until full grown.
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Re: For you crazy pheasant guys!

Cool, is he near any pheasant restoration areas?
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Cool, is he near any pheasant restoration areas?
Not even close as far as I know. I know at some point, all of these birds had to have been PGC birds. The two roosters I have been bumping have stood the test of time though, they have tremendous tail feathers. If I bag one of them this fall, he's going on the wall.
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Re: For you crazy pheasant guys!

Sounds like those roosters are safe to me.

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Re: For you crazy pheasant guys!

I've been hearing of similar reports in different parts of the State for the past few years. You're right about getting fired up, can never get enough. Thanks for the picture and report!

It's breeding,training...and something unknown.
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There is occasional breeding with game farm birds but they are prolly not hardy enough to survive long term.

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Awesome find

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Re: For you crazy pheasant guys!

Our camp is close to SGL 219 in NE Bradford co. The property next door is overgrown hay fields and autumn olive. We hear and see both hens and roosters all year long. Not a lot mind you but unless they are leftover from stocking every year I say they are avoiding the foxes and yotes and bobcats and possibly breeding. No proof of that but possible

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