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A cure for pheasant fever close to home
Son Brian hoists some rooster pheasants at Heritage Hunt Club as nearly 2-year-old Gracie, the workhorse, stands ready.  --Photo By The Author
Son Brian hoists some rooster pheasants at Heritage Hunt Club as nearly 2-year-old Gracie, the workhorse, stands ready. --Photo By The Author
By Kurt Krueger

FEW THINGS in God’s great creation rival the beauty of a ring-necked pheasant, the monster of upland game birds that was transplanted into America long ago.
The rooster pheasant may not be as hardy or as quick in flight as the ruffed grouse, but they excel in many other ways. Their colors are stunning, from the red/green head and white-ringed neck to a body full of some of the most unique feather colors and patterns on the face of the Earth. Whether standing tall on the ground or in flight, the rooster’s long tail really  makes it a spectacle to see.
As a game bird, the pheasant is the king of open cover. Their ability to outrun hunters and dogs is

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:59 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:37 PM
 

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