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This website was completed in the Fall Semester 2013 in Organismal Biology at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In order to increase our understanding of all organisms, we were given a writing assignment to display our understanding of the ring-necked pheasant. We have produced this website with the best of our abilities using many references to ensure accuracy. We hope you enjoy looking at our site and learn something too!

Rebekah completed the home, classification, interactions, and adaptation pages. Jake completed the habitat and geography, reproduction and facts pages. Although we worked separately on topic pages, the website was a joint effort. We each checked each other’s work and planned out details together.

Picture of Rebekah Guthman Holding Shorthorn Calf Rebekah Guthman

I am currently a sophomore at UW-La Crosse majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I hope to attend Medical School to become a pediatrician. I was born and raised in a small town, Lake Holcombe, and enjoy the outdoors whether I’m hunting, biking or walking in the woods. Although I did not grow up on a farm, agriculture has always been an important part of my life whether it was lending a helping hand to a farmer or raising lambs for the fair.  For questions, you can reach me at




Jake Hilger   

I am an undeclared junior at The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse who plans on going on to study veterinary medicine. I grew up in the small town of Cornell, WI, spending most of my free time helping my grandfather on the farms. I am an avid outdoorsman and I love to hunt and fish. Bekah and I chose to make our website on the ring-necked pheasant because of our high school experience. We raised 500 pheasant chicks from 1 day old to around 10 weeks old at one of my grandparent’s old dairy farms. We raised the pheasants to release on my grandparent’s land in an attempt to establish a pheasant population in the area. It was quite the experience, neither Bekah nor I had any experience raising pheasants and neither did anyone in my family, so it was trial and error with the help of some local game farms, family friends, and the internet. We both feel that the ring-necked pheasant is the icon of American upland game birds, even though it is not native to the U.S. It is one of the most beautiful upland game birds and is most sought after by hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. For questions, you can reach me at


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