Pheasant "Phacts"

· Rooster pheasants’ tail feathers account for over 60% of their body length.

· Pheasants can fly at speeds up to 60 miles per hour when pursued.

· Tens of millions of dollars are invested into pheasant habitat each year.

· Pheasant hunters travel 100s of miles to hunt pheasants in the Dakotas, primarily South      Dakota, where pheasants are the most abundant throughout the entire U.S.

· Ironically humans who invest a lot of time and money into pheasant habitat and well-being are one of their major predators.

· The average length of an adult rooster is a whooping three feet long including its tail feathers.

· Hen pheasants will adopt and raise lost or abandoned chicks.

· Adult pheasants can dig through a foot or more of snow in search of food.

· Adult pheasants weigh around 2-3 pounds on average.  

· The average clutch size of a nest is 12 eggs.

· The average success of a nest is 40-60%.

· A pheasant’s favorite food is grains and insects.

· The average rate of chick survival is 50%.

· The average lifespan in the wild is 10 to 20 months.

In order to ensure accuracy, many resources were used to compile this website. Click References to view these sources.

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