From Asia to America: A History of Pheasants in America

Pheasants are a well-known game bird. As with many species of birds, the females are not as distinctively colored as the males which feature a vibrant coloring of copper and chestnut brown. The head of the pheasant is a mixture of green and purple with red feathers around the eyes and a white ring around… Read more »

Happy 2017!: Hunting Resolutions for the New Year

New Year's Resolutions for Hunters

A new year brings new year’s resolutions for many of us. If your goal in 2017 is to become a better bird hunter, we have some resolutions you might just want to try. Shake Off Bad Shots Not every shot it going to be a good one. Throughout the year, you’re going to miss or… Read more »

Basting the Bird: Holiday Wild Game Recipes

Roasted Pheasant

Thanksgiving is a time to take a break from your hectic work schedule, spend time with family and – perhaps most importantly – feast upon a wide array of trimmings and desserts! Turkey is, of course, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, but you can make a change at your dinner table while still… Read more »

What Are the Best Ways to Cook Pheasant?

Pheasant hunting can be an enjoyable pastime, whether shared with friends, family or co-workers, but perhaps the best part of a successful pheasant hunt is afterwards when you are able to eat your catch. Pheasant is a delicious game bird, but preparation is key to making it as tasty as possible. Let’s take a look… Read more »

Why Should You Teach Your Child to Hunt?

Father and Son Hunting

Parents always want to raise their kids and teach them valuable lessons they will carry with them throughout their lives. That’s why parents who hunt should teach their kids hunting as well. Learning to be a successful hunter offers many different learning opportunities for a child. Bonding Time Getting out and hunting with your young… Read more »

Three Reasons to Book a Game Bird Hunting Trip

Are you ever considered booking a game bird hunting trip, but hesitated on actually pulling the trigger? There are many reasons to plan your trip, and there’s more to a good trip than just good hunting. A quality hunting trip includes bonding, adventure and relationship building. Don’t believe us? Here are three great reasons why… Read more »

Dove Season is Starting Soon: Tips to Prepare

Dove season is just around the corner, so to help you get ready, here are some tips from Outdoor Life to make you more successful at bagging more doves this season. Consistent Motion No matter what you’re hunting, you always want your shotgun muzzle in motion before, during and after your shot. Be sure to… Read more »

Track Your Hunting, Fishing Licenses Easier with Pursuit

For many hunters, keeping track of multiple licenses can be a real pain, especially for those who like to travel across borders to hunt their favorite game. After all, hunting is about the joy of the hunt, not juggling paperwork. Luckily, there is hope, and it comes in the form of the excellent app called… Read more »

Best Fishing Rods for 2016

Every fisherman knows the joy of trying out a new rod. With new technology emerging each year, there is always something to look forward to and 2016 is no different. Let’s take a look at a few of the top picks from Field & Stream to help you choose which rods to add to your… Read more »

Learning to Fish? Get Started on Land

There is nothing more relaxing than fishing. Spending a peaceful day on the shore or lake, you can revel in the great outdoors while participating in a sport that takes patience, luck and skill all at once. For fishermen who are just starting out, it can be good to practice on land at home before… Read more »

Top Tips for Summer Fishing at Meadow Brook

Meadow Brook Game Farm features a variety of challenges for fishermen and sportsmen alike during the summertime. We have a 10-acre fishing lake on the grounds that is full of fish, including catfish, bass, bluegill and crappie. While these fish provide a challenge to experienced anglers, Meadow Brook Game Farm can also be a fun… Read more »

Life Cycle of the Pheasant

The life span of a pheasant is very short, and typically these birds only live for approximately a single year in the wild. When hunting these birds, understanding their life cycle and the periods that it consists of can help to make sure that your hunting trip is a success. Let’s explore the general patterns… Read more »