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Welcome to our page about the trapping and transferring of wild pheasants to Pennsylvania.


Pheasant Management Plan


From 2007 to 2009 nearly 1,000 wild pheasants were released in the Wild Pheasant Recovery Area that includes parts of Montour, Columbia, and Northumberland counties.   This area is now closed to pheasant hunting until further notice.  The area is also closed to dog training from the first Sunday in February until  July 31st.  This closed area includes hunting areas around PPL in Montour County.  Please see the link at bottom of the  page for a map of the closed area.  


Game lands 226 near Millville and 252 near Allenwood will receive additional game farm birds for hunters who cannot hunt in the closed areas.   


Click HERE to see flushing survey and crowing count records.


Click HERE to see recent article on the trap and transfer progress.     



Fitting radio transmitter to wild pheasant hen before release.

PPL donates 5,000 dollars for wild pheasant trap and transfer.

Left to right: Shon Robbins, Lynn Appelman, Kevin Drewencki, Keith Sanford.


This page was updated on Monday, August 24, 2009.

© Central Susquehanna Pheasants Forever 2009


Biologist Amanda Hack holding wild hen pheasant.

Biologist Megan Rake putting out corn for newly released pheasants from Montana

Click Here to See Map of Wild Pheasant Restoration Area

Click Picture Below to See Videos of Trap and Transfer


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Video Courtesy of WNEP TV PA Outdoor Life

Brod Survey1

Trap & Transfer

Brood Survey

Flushing survey

Flushing Survey


Montana Trapping

Brood video

Brood in Montour County