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NFC: hunting pen raised pheasants
Apologies is advance for non-hunters.
Indiana has release hunts for pen raised pheasants. I went with an old boss
of mine to one of these hunts along with his very good hunting dog Katy. The
birds would rarely run or fly and Katy would often "retrieve them" before a
shot was fired. Being an avid pheasant hunter, Katy's owner described her
thoughts as being, "Boy, are these stupid birds."
According to the DNR, those birds not harvested by hunters or dogs only rarely
survive more than a few weeks.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA