Aren’t pheasant and quail the same thing? A lot of people assume that to be true, but it isn’t. They are birds that differ in size, color, lifespan, diet, habitat, species and temperament. Differences If you were looking at both pheasants and quails, you’d see that quails are usually the smaller of the two. Meanwhile,… Read more »
Category: Pheasant Facts
What is a Ring-Necked Pheasant?
Ring-necked pheasants are birds that came to the U.S. from Asia back in the 1880s. They’ve since become one of our country’s most popular upland game birds, known for bursting into flight from brushy cover. They’re also seen in open fields and along weedy roadsides. Traits of Ring-Necked Pheasants Male ring-necked pheasants have iridescent copper/gold… Read more »
Why Pheasants Are the Most Popular Upland Bird to Hunt
What’s the most popular upland bird to hunt? If you guessed pheasant, you’re right! Hundreds of thousands of hunters go after pheasants in the fields, especially during the colder months of the year. Pheasants Came to America in the 1880s Pheasants came to America by way of a man named Owen Denny who brought some… Read more »
How Long Have Pheasants Been In America For?
Most people assume pheasants have been in America for centuries, but the truth is they were first introduced in the late 1700s and didn’t really begin to propagate until the early 1800s. Originally, settlers from England brought pheasants with them to New York and New Jersey, though those “early birds” weren’t strong enough to survive…. Read more »
What Are the Differences Between Pheasants and Quail?
Aren’t quail and pheasant the same animal? Well, they’re closely related, but they are, indeed, different from one another in several ways. In fact, they have different sizes, colors, plumage, diet and habitat Quail Characteristics First, consider quail, which is a general term that encompasses some 29 species! Generally, quail are short-in-height game birds known… Read more »
Identifying Pheasants, Quail & More
When hunting for pheasants, quail, and other game birds, you can dramatically increase your chances for a successful hunt by knowing key characteristics of each bird. Being able to identify game birds by their color, plumage and other features will allow you to react quickly and ensure you’re hunting your desired target. Pheasants have a… Read more »
A Day in the Life of a Pheasant
Half the battle in hunting is knowing where the animals you seek will be, and taking advantage when opportunity presents itself. As such, if you’re planning on pheasant hunting, it’s important to know their routines. Let’s take a look at what a typical day is for pheasants. Wake Up Call Pheasants, like many mammals, are… Read more »
Interesting Facts About Pheasants
If you love to hunt and have never had the opportunity to go pheasant hunting, you should make it a point to try it soon. Hunting pheasant will provide you with a new challenge unlike anything you have ever experienced during a hunt. Before you schedule a trip to go pheasant hunting, check out some… Read more »
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 »
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 »