Contact Us

DEC Distributing Pheasant Chicks to Qualified Applicants

Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking applications for its pheasant-rearing program.

Last year, the agency distributed 41,500 day-old pheasant chicks to qualified applicants.

Day-old chicks are available at no cost to participants who are able to provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate release site. The chicks are distributed in April, May and June. Daily care is needed until they’re at least eight weeks old, when they can be released.

The birds must be released on land that’s open to public hunting.

The program is funded through the state Conservation Fund from license fees paid by hunters, trappers and anglers.

Applications must be filed with a DEC regional wildlife manager by March 15. Information is available on the DEC website.

More From CNY News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://cnynews.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on CNY News quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on CNY News quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!