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Pheasant Orders Due

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 21@ 12:00 PM

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is once again distributing day-old pheasant chicks for rearing and release projects to qualified 4-H youth.

Why raise pheasants?

  • Rearing pheasants is enjoyable, challenging and teaches youth responsibility
  • Released pheasants for fall hunting opportunity
  • People enjoy seeing and hearing pheasants

Orders through Cooperative Extension is only offered to active 4-H members.

Each participant must take at least 25 chicks.

The rearing and release of pheasants requires a great deal of responsibility by youth and a substantial time commitment.Daily care to ensure there is adequate feed and water for rapidly growing chicks is required.The pheasants may be released no later than the end of the hunting season.

For more information or to order please call (315-376-5270) or email lewis@cornell.edu.Orders are due by Wednesday, March 21st.

For non-4H'ers interested in ordering chicks, please contact Reynolds Game Farm at (607) 273-2768 or e-mail wildlife@dec.ny.gov, subject line: "Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program."


Fee

Free

Contact

Michele Ledoux
Association Executive Director
mel14@cornell.edu
(315) 376-5270

Location

CCE-Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, New York 13367