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 interesting facts about pheasants below.
There are many different species of pheasant.
Although you might not necessarily be able to tell the difference between them all, there are more than 30 species of pheasant in the world. Pheasants originated in Asia, but today, they are located in many different places. All pheasants are closely related to wild chickens, quails, and partridges, and you will find them mostly in North America, Europe, and, of course, Asia.
Male and female pheasants don’t look like one another.
While other types of birds look the same, regardless of whether they are male or female, male and female pheasants have dramatically different appearances. Males are typically brightly colored with green, gold, brown, white, and purple feathers, while females are usually all brown. Males also have longer tails than females and often have a red head with a small crest on it.
Pheasants have great eyesight and hearing.
A pheasant can be difficult to hunt because pheasants as a whole are known to have excellent eyesight as well as great hearing. They are able to detect predators and get away from them by running between 8 and 10 miles per hours or flying up to 35 miles per hour. Pheasants can also swim.
Pheasants do not migrate like other birds.
While many birds are migratory, pheasants stay put in the wintertime. They will spend most of the winter in their roosts avoiding the cold weather. They are also able to go several days at a time without eating, which makes it easy for them to stay cooped up.
As you can see, pheasants are unique birds that have many interesting qualities. Meadow Brook Game Farm can provide you with the opportunity to hunt pheasant if you would like. Call us at 615-888-2411 today to arrange for a pheasant hunt.