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Question by Brittle. Uploaded on January 06, 2010
Well I live in md and I don't think they are around any more in our state. Since the 1980's they have become extremely obsolete and you are lucky to see one pheasent every ten year. Also Hawaii, probably doesn't have any either.
Well we havent had much for pheasants here in Wisconsin for quite some time. The population is growing though. My brother and I got two this year!! (with the car) LoL
Maine has no native pheasant population. I've always thought that they are a magnificent game bird and regret that they are not able to survive here.
I don;t know if it matters to you, or if you already know, but pheasants were imported as a game bird in 1857. They havent been around long, but wow what an impression they have made!!
i would guess alaska and hawaii maybe. and yea they were imported from china actually if i remember right. and actually in wisconsin i hunt them and the population is down the drain. it used to be good but with the last 2 severe winters we had they are really suffering.
do they live in florida or down south?
They don't live in west Texas.
yep i looked it up. i couldnt find a straight answer of where they lived and where they dont but in louisiana and florida the have pheasant hunting lodges and im pretty sure they are in the south west because they were introduced originally in california. the only thing is that down south they are more into quail hunting
none in west virgina
Never saw any in Alabama, Mississippi, or Georgia. Doubt there are any elsewhere in the South either unless the are pen raised birds.
Not here in Arkansas unless they are "pen raised" birds.
Heard of some people trying to introduce them in Alabama but a certain parasite that i can't think of the name that is down here kills them off. Ive never seen a live pheasant
"Common Pheasants were introduced in North America in 1857, and have become well established throughout much of the Rocky Mountain states, the Midwest, the Plains states, as well as Canada and Mexico. In the southwest they can even be seen south of the Rockies in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge a 100 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is now most common on the Great Plains. Common Pheasants have also been introduced to much of north-west Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, Chile, St Helena, Tasmania, New Zealand and Rottnest Island off Australia. It has also been unsuccessfully introduced to many other countries."
We had one (1) male here in my woods when we moved in. Used to trot in and out of our area. But I think he left last year. (Western NC)
No wild ones in Arkansas. The pen raised ones usually won't last a year or two.
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