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Pheasant Raising Project

Every spring the Department of Environmental Conservation offers an opportunity for 4-Hers to receive free pheasant chicks to raise for eventual release into the wild. This excellent opportunity gives 4-Hers the chance to learn about raising game birds and contribute to the betterment of hunting for all.

2020 Dates:

  • Order Deadline is March 15
  • Pick-Up will be in May. Date to be determined.

Pick Up

Please note that prior to picking up pheasant orders, 4-Hers must complete a Pheasant Raising Agreement Form and hand it in to the Extension office.  This form can be requested ahead of time or completed when you pick up your chicks.

After completion

A Pheasant Raising Project Record must be completed and returned to the Extension office.  A copy of the Project Record will be given to you when you pick up your chicks.

Need help?

Contact the Extension office for a copy of the ‘Pheasant Raising Booklet’ which will help in preparing for and raising pheasants.

For more information, contact John Hannum

4-H Team Leader 


(607) 865-6531