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#452675 - 10/16/07 10:26 PM Ringneck pheasant?
Doskil
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Are there any places to hunt ring neck pheasants in TN?

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#452788 - 10/17/07 01:55 AM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: Doskil]
Trapper John
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Game preserves. I've hunted at a few that offer pheasant hunts.
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#466187 - 10/25/07 09:00 AM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: Trapper John]
treehanger27
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The only place to hunt pheasant in is game preserves. the chiggers kill the babies so they cant reproduce.
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#466242 - 10/25/07 09:33 AM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: treehanger27]
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Actually the humidity is too high here, so the eggs cannot incubate properly. Thats why there are no pheasants in the southeast, although there is a small huntable population of wild ringnecks on the outerbanks of NC.
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#466472 - 10/25/07 12:42 PM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: Darkthirty II]
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Hmm, I wondered why they didn't live here.
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#466691 - 10/25/07 03:01 PM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: RUGER]
mike243
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my fatherinlaw raised them for years here in Tn,im pretty sure its a feed problem,mike243
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#466742 - 10/25/07 03:35 PM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: mike243]
InfoMan
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You'll have to forgive me. It has been a while since I took the gamebirds class (oh about 30 years) but as I recall, there is a mineral lacking in the soil that has to do with nesting success in the southeast. Take a look at any range map and see they are generally not found in this area. Yes they can be pen raised but they are not successful in the wild.
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#466925 - 10/25/07 05:01 PM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: InfoMan]
mike243
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well i was pretty dang close \:\) in before the ferg,mike243
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#473354 - 10/29/07 07:32 PM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: mike243]
Doskil
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Thanks

It's interesting they survive on the Outer Banks and nowhere else in the South

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#474272 - 10/30/07 11:47 AM Re: Ringneck pheasant? [Re: Doskil]
InfoMan
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Is that a release surviving situation or are they reproducing on their own?
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