gamebirds

 

Shur Shot Gamebirds offers a variety of gamebirds for all of your Controlled Shooting Area needs.
Contact Trent for inquiries and pricing at 402-210-3051 or shurshottrent@gmail.com

 

 

Pheasant

Ringneck Pheasants

The most popular of breeds, our Ringneck Pheasant is used primarily for stocking and hunting. The weight of our Ringnecks at maturity (22 weeks) is 2.7-3 lbs. for the cocks and 1.7-2.2 lbs. for the hens. These hardy birds adapt readily to the wild and are prized by sportsmen for their excellent flying ability and brilliant colors. Our Ringnecks have blue backs with yellow flanks and some have green (along with the blue) on their backs, with deep yellow to orange flanks. Although pen-raised, the livability and performance is that like wild pheasants. These are not kick-and-shoot birds, but instead they react like wild birds. The chicks are coming from MacFarlane Pheasants.
 
 

History of the Ringneck Pheasants in the USA

Pheasants have been in the United States for more than 200 years. The Chinese Ringnecked Pheasant, known for its colorful plumage and outstanding taste, was released in the United States in Oregon in 1881 by Owen Nickerson Denny, an Oregon native. He shipped 60 of them over the ocean to Washington and then transported them over the open road to Oregon. Though the majority of birds had survived the ocean voyage, many were lost while traveling the terrible roads between Washington and Oregon. Denny released the birds that were left on the Columbia River. He released more birds in 1882 and 1884. After those releases, the Ringneck Pheasant began to flourish in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and move into Washington. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s many pheasants were imported from English gamebird farms, and released across the United States.

Today these birds have been introduced into 40 states. South Dakota has named the Ringnecked Pheasant as its state bird. As noted there were releases of wild pheasants from China in the late 1800’s, but the foundation of most wild bird populations in the US derive from those English game farm importations. Pheasants are raised by the more than 100 farms in the United States. They are released by clubs, individuals, and government agencies to be enjoyed for sport and their delicious meat.

Chukar

Chukar Redleg Partridges

Chukars are small flighty birds known for their flying ability and their zebra-like stripes. They are a favorite addition to gamebird hunts. These birds hold well in cover and get up and go when flushed. They thrive in dry, arid conditions; however, recently they have become a very popular additive to hunters looking to add speed to their hunts. These birds tend to run uphill and flush down hill often giving the hunters numerous chances. Habitat consists of small grain or brushy terrain. To hold the birds in the terrain a small stream or water source is necessary.