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2013-01-07 12:22:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day?old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by putting your cursor over "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the top of...

2012-08-15 10:22:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered his praise to the 26 sportsmen's clubs throughout Pennsylvania that signed up to host junior pheasant hunts. The clubs will share about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior pheasant hunts, which all will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. "Providing pheasants to clubs sponsoring junior pheasant hunts is a wise investment," Roe said. "The only two...

2011-12-23 10:12:53

The genetic changes underlying the evolution of new species are still poorly understood. For instance, we know little about critical changes that have happened during human evolution. Genetic studies in domestic animals can shed light on this process due to the rapid evolution they have undergone over the last 10,000 years. A new study published today describes how a complex genomic rearrangement causes a fascinating phenotype in chickens. In the study published in PLoS Genetics...

2011-08-29 14:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In addition to the junior pheasant hunts announced on Aug 24 (see News Release #091-11), Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced a Berks County sportsmen's club has signed up to host a junior pheasant hunt, and there is a change to contact information for the Greene County junior pheasant hunt. The clubs will share in about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior pheasant hunts, which...

2010-08-27 07:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered his praise to the 24 sportsmen's clubs throughout Pennsylvania who signed up to host junior pheasant hunts. The clubs will share in about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior pheasant hunts, which all will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9. "While the agency's financial situation remains a concern, providing pheasants to clubs sponsoring junior pheasant...

2010-02-01 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized recreational hunting opportunities by raising dayold pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by clicking on "Self Help," then "Forms & Programs" and then selecting...

2009-09-01 11:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has slated 106,142 ring-necked pheasants for release on public lands throughout the Commonwealth for the upcoming small game hunting seasons, including 16,800 birds for the junior only season (Oct. 10-17). "Based on agency's budget cuts first implemented in the 2004-05 fiscal year and carried forward since, we reduced our pheasant propagation program by 50 percent," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission...

2009-04-14 10:30:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers in North and South Dakota can now use Avipel(R) Seed Treatment on field and sweet corn seed. Section 18 permits to market Avipel(R) were approved by the EPA for 2009. Other states receiving approvals for use on corn and/or rice seed include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/AQ85115) Both North and South Dakota face a growing problem with...

2009-01-02 15:29:37

Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth of Britain, put on a conspicuous show of affection with his dogs during a New Year's Day hunting trip. The prince was apparently anxious to give a different impression than he did a week earlier, The Daily Mail reported. Photographers caught him Saturday going after the dogs with a walking stick. On both occasions, the prince was hunting pheasant at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk. Buckingham Palace, in an official statement, said...

2008-12-19 12:47:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the hunting, shooting sports, and firearms industry -- is officially opposing the closure of the Richard E. Reynolds Game Farm, near Ithaca, N.Y. The farm is the only state-owned pheasant-rearing facility, and its closure by the end of the year, as ordered by Gov. David Paterson, may mark the end of the popular pheasant-stocking program that is carried out on more...


Latest Phasianidae Reference Libraries

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2009-01-17 17:41:51

The Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis), also known as the Chinese Painted Quail, King Quail or Blue-breasted Quail, is a species of bird in the same family as pheasants (Phasianidae) in the order Galliformes. In the wild it is found from southeastern Asia to Oceania with ten different subspecies. It is also sometimes known as "Button Quail", though this is more commonly referred to similar-looking but distantly related birds of the genus Turnix. In Australia it is not listed as threatened...

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2009-01-15 18:54:27

The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) also known as the Chinese Pheasant, is a parrot-like gamebird native to areas of western China. It has been introduced to the United Kingdom and other areas. Its habitat is dense, dark, young, coniferous forests with sparse undergrowth and mountainous areas. This bird is commonly found in aviaries and zoos, although they are often impure and contain other pheasant in their lineage. The adult male is 35.5 to 41.33 inches in length, its tail...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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2009-01-15 18:38:10

The Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is a species of pheasant that has 15 different subspecies. It is found in the mountains of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, northern Burma and northwest regions of China. Its habitat is mainly coniferous or mixed forests and scrub areas near the snowline. During the summer they are found at higher elevations and depending on the amount of snowfall in fall and winter, they move lower in elevation. This is the state bird of Sikkim. Its name is derived by the...

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2009-01-15 18:29:10

The Cape Francolin (Francolinus capensis) is a species of pheasant from the family Phasianidae. It is native to the southwestern Cape of South Africa. Its habitat is scrubby open areas that are usually close to running water. Undisturbed specimens may be very tame and can be seen feeding in gardens, along the roadsides, or on farms around chickens. When disturbed, it will run rather than fly. The adult is 15.75 to 16.5 inches in length. The male is larger than the female. It appears all...

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