Pheasant hunting

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74 hunting trips from 27 outfitters starting from $229

74 hunts
$229 starting from
14 countries
331km to the nearest trip

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.

Price distribution

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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Learn more from our blog story

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.

Pheasant Shoot

Pheasant Shoot New Zealand

The Common Pheasant was introduced from Britain in 1842, and the most successful in our area in 1868. Shooting is also available in our area from April- August on a neighbouring game preserve with high bag limit and some chuker and quail. A must for the avid upland game shooter during the course of your hunt.

Trip duration: 1 - 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 1 Aug 2021

Price from $750 for 1 day, 1 hunter
South Dakota Pheasant Hunt

South Dakota Pheasant Hunt United States

The hunt will begin at 12:00 p.m. for the first week and 10:00 a.m. for the rest of the season.  If you are an early riser, feel free to grab some fresh coffee, watch some t.v., or get your dog ready for the day.  Sometimes the hunts last all day and sometimes they only last a couple hours, depending on how the birds are and mainly on how the shooters are. For groups with 5 or less hunters, we may combine them together depending on the availability.  With over 4,000 acres, there is plenty of land to make sure that there is a different type of hunt every day.  Please remember that you are coming here to hunt, so we can not guarantee you will get your limit every day.  All of this will depend on many factors such as the weather, the dogs, the pheasants, and obviously how well the hunters can shoot Hunting in Aberdeen, South Dakota in the fall and winter will bring various conditions, so be prepared to dress for rain, snow, or shine. When the hunt is over for the day, feel free to take a warm shower and get ready for the evening…we will take care of the birds for you. After a long day of hunting, some people like to just lay around and relax while others want to keep the fun going

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 15 Oct 2020 31 May 2021

Package price $1,295 for 3 days, 1 hunter

Pheasants Romania

This is a pheasant walk-up and driven hunt for minimum 6 maximum 8 guns. Two hunting days (4 nights) and 10 pheasants/hunter included in the package price. Extra pheasants will be charged at 20€/pc, grey partridges - 30 €/pc, hares - 25 €/pc, jackals and foxes - 15€/pc. If requested, transfer from Bucharest or Bacau airport to the hunting lodge and back- 300€//every 1 to 3 hunters, is to be considered extra fee. All the prices are without 5% VAT (state tax).

Trip duration: 2 days

Hunting season: 7 Oct 2020 31 Jan 2021

Package price $705 for 2 days, 1 hunter

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