Where to hunt Pheasant
Pheasants have followed humans ever since we invented agriculture, and spread, or were introduced to, into all suitable habitat in the Northern Hemisphere, and even the islands of Mauritius and New Zealand. In America, top pheasant hunting destinations include the American Midwest (the Dakotas and Nebraska). Great Britain first comes to mind when one speaks about pheasant “shooting” in Europe, but you can get great pheasant hunting in countries like Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic, too.
Pheasant hunting opportunities range from a day of walking through the fields in hope of bagging a few birds, to traditional British “shoots”, with 200-bird days, aristocratic accommodation and even ammunition included. The prices range accordingly, from $200 to over $2,000 a hunter a day. Note that prices for driven hunts after hand-reared birds are usually quoted for a team of hunters or a number of days.
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Pheasant hunting, be it a classic driven “shoot” in the English style, or hunting over pointers and setters in the American West, is an irresistible lure for many outdoorspeople. It has to be somehow related to the fact that pheasants and people have shared the journey around the world for thousands of years. Read our blog post about pheasants and pheasant hunting.21 Jun 2018 The Pheasant Journey
When to hunt Pheasant?
Between hand-reared birds, and exotic locations, pheasant hunting is possible all year round. But the classic time for pheasant hunting has traditionally been after the harvest is over. Be it the pursuit of free-ranging birds in the fields of the Midwest, or the classic European driven hunts, schedule your adventure for late fall or early winter.
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Free-ranging pheasants are usually hunted on walk-up hunts with dogs, indispensable allies to humans no matter how you hunt. Americans prefer far-ranging pointers and setters, and Europeans rather like close-working flushers such as spaniel (and retrievers to help collect the harvested birds). Hand-reared pheasants are typically shot in the course of driven hunts. This is not a given, though. Many preserves offer some “rough shooting”, as the Brits call it, searching the hedges and edges for the birds. On the other hand, the pursuit of wild pheasants of the American Midwest with dogs may easily turn into a drive when the pheasants refuse to lie under the point, and some hunters will be sent to the other end of the field to intercept them. Pheasants prefer to run rather than fly, but when they flush, it’s dramatic! Wild pheasants can fly as fast as 60 miles per hour, making for challenging shooting.
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Few hunting experiences in the world can compare to a colorful, cackling pheasant flushing from a field on a beautiful autumn day. No less thrilling is the classic, ritualized European pheasant drive. No matter how you hunt it, a pheasant offers some of the greatest challenges for a shotgunner - British gamekeepers estimate that only one-third of the pheasants they release end up getting hit. A male ring-necked pheasant boasts plumage in a combination of gold, brown, green, purple, and white, with a distinctive white ring around its neck and a red wattle. No wonder so many people pursue the pheasant as eagerly as the Argonauts pursued the Golden Fleece in the valley of the river Phasis, from which the pheasant got its name.
All Day Pheasant Hunt 2020 United States
If you want to field hunt pheasants with just your best friend (dog of course) or want a fun filled hunt with 20 of your closest friends we this is an option for you! We operate as a licensed game farm allowing you to work your dog and shoot boot roosters and hens year-round – bird availability dependent. The excitement of a pheasant flushed in front of you is something that no hunter will ever forget. When a beautiful pheasant rips out of the grass to make his escape, it’s the type of experience that burns into your memory.
Trip duration: 1 - 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2020
2 Day Traditional Upland Bird Package United States
Are you looking for more of a wild bird hunt on a smaller piece of land? Our 400 acres of premium CRP habitat will allow you to hunt up to 3 Roosters and 8 Quail per hunter. Before your day gets started, our personal chef will serve you and your guests a hearty, Iowan meal, served with your beverages of choice. For dinner, you can even request the chef prepare dinner using the bird you bagged that day! Wrap up a successful day of hunting with some cold brews and a game of pool in our beautiful hunting lodge. This customizable package will fit your desires for an ideal getaway. Our Traditional hunting Package includes experienced guides, dogs, meals, lodging, hunting license, bird cleaning, and packaging.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020
1 Day Wing shooting for 1 gun Italy
One full hunting days with 1 night accommodation in the Tuscan Villa inside the Reserve. Shootable birds are partridges, pheasants and quails. The Reserve is fully inhabited by these species, but in order to make the hunting day richer, we also release 5 birds per day per hunter. You will hunt walking with the dogs as its traditional in Tuscany: the dogs will find the heads and induce them to fly, so you can shoot them. The hunting days start after a great breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine. Lunch between the hunting morning and afternoon will be served inside the Villa. You will have all the Reserve and Villa at your exclusive use. Guests that do not hunt pay only lunches if requested. IMPORTANT: In Italy it is forbidden to hunt on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2022
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