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ODNR Pheasant Release

Discussion in 'Upland Game and Hunting Dogs' started by Big Daddy, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. BANG!! BANG!! Two males only guys!!

    RING-NECK PHEASANTS TO BE RELEASED


    AKRON, OH – It’s an autumn tradition, just as the trees begin to display their brilliant colors, so too are colors added to Ohio’s fields in the form of the flashy ring-neck pheasant. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will be releasing over 15,000 ring-necked pheasants on 30 wildlife areas across the state during the next ten weeks.

    In northeast Ohio, eleven public wildlife areas will receive nearly 6,000 of the pheasants. “Stocking pheasants on selected public areas provides exciting opportunities for hunters who may not be able to locate those best kept secret spots on private land” states Jeff Herrick, District Three Manager. “Successful pheasant hunting can be enhanced through the use of pointing and flushing dogs, or by walking and pausing frequently in heavy grassland cover to un-nerve the wily birds into flight” said Herrick.

    Pheasant season opens Wednesday, November 5 and remains open through January 2, 2004 with a daily bag limit of two rooster (male) birds. Hunting hours are sunrise to sunset, statewide.

    The number of birds to be stocked and the release dates are listed by wildlife area in the accompanying table.

    Editor’s note: A table identifying release sites in northeast Ohio will follow.

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    For Further Information: (330) 644-2293
    Jamey Graham, Wildlife Communication Specialist

    PHEASANT RELEASE

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    2004 Pheasant Release Dates*





    Number of Pheasants

    Wildlife Area
    Oct. 22*
    Oct. 29*
    Nov. 4*
    Nov. 12
    Nov. 24
    Total Birds



    Spencer
    180
    200
    140
    60
    120
    700

    Wellington
    80
    100
    100
    30
    120
    430

    Lorain Metro.
    100
    100
    120
    50
    110
    480

    Shreve
    0
    0
    120
    60
    80
    260

    Beach City
    0
    0
    180
    100
    70
    350

    Camp Belden **
    50
    70
    100
    70
    70
    360

    Berlin
    200
    240
    300
    220
    140
    1100

    West Branch
    0
    0
    150
    60
    70
    280

    Grand River
    200
    230
    300
    220
    140
    1090

    Highlandtown
    0
    0
    260
    110
    120
    490

    Zepernick
    0
    0
    130
    60
    70
    260









    District Totals
    810
    940
    1900
    1040
    1110
    5800





    * Ring-necked pheasants will be released by the Division of Wildlife on these dates for next day hunts.
     
  2. Thanks Carl , now if I only can keep Worminator and Zyklonjed from coming down to Shreve those days..........LOL..............Just kidding guys...........Take care.....Rich
     

  3. worminator

    worminator I'll be bach

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    Hey wait a minute. We were down there to deer hunt and the pheasant hunters messed us up that day. They didn't even release any birds that day but the woods were full of dogs and hunters. I'll bring a pocket full of biskets next time. Rich, I gotta check out yer dog house blind. It sounds kinda neat.
     
  4. Its a out house blind. If I keep hanging with you I might be in the dog house......LOL. They sell them outhouses at Wally World for $50.00. Nice and roomy and is gonna be nice for ice fishing as well. The windows aren't set up for a recurve though so now I need to get rid of my recurve and get a crossbow. Take care and see you when your aloud to come out and play...........LOl............Take care..........Rich
     
  5. Big Daddy, don't pheasant season(a.k.a. small game season) open on the first friday of November?
     
  6. When do they release the birds ? At night ? Someone please help me here on this.......Why if they release them during the day, why can't you hunt them then ? Thanks.................Rich
     
  7. gstrick27

    gstrick27 ITS BLUEJACKETS TIME!!!!!

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    generally the release is the in the middle of the night the night before the actual date, down here in district 5 you can see the tire marks left by the odnr trucks, just be sure to get out early, before the birds start holding tight, then you almost have to step on them to get them to fly
     
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