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A Few Highlights of the 2019 OCFSC Pheasant Program

The 2019 OCFSC Pheasant Program produced a Fall release of hardy & hard running pheasants.

Overall the release was approximately 82 percent.  Due to poor spring planning weather we did not achieve a support crop of corn, sunflower & sorghum for the adult birds.

The Mongolian-Chinese pheasants seem to do okay with minimal plant coverage.

The Pheasant Program feed remains the largest ongoing costs. Recently prices leveled somewhat and accordingly the requested donation for 2020 will again remain at $7.00 per bird.

Orders should be sent to Ed Pugliese by March 1st.

To ensure the number of birds requested, a minimum of 50% of the total donation required will be due no later than June 1st , and the balance due by September 1st.

The number of birds ordered for the 2020 program will be approximately 2,000 unless there is strong club support additional birds.

Please be sure your members are aware of the overall program details & issues. Your feedback is essential in determining our future plans with pheasants.

The required three-part application form can be downloaded on this page, or by emailing me at

Important Details:

  • Work days to get both pens operating is essential. An email address will ensure updates.
  • OCFSC donated bird / support is available for youth, women, senior & disabled sportsmen. If you are planning to have such hunts, please provide the details as soon as possible.
  • We appreciate return of applications as soon as possible – questions or issues please contact me…phone or email.
    The number of Fall release dates / schedule will be distributed in August.

Download the 2020 Pheasant Application

Pheasant Program Contact:

Ed Pugliese
OCFS Board of Directors – Pheasant Coordinator

4755 Troop K Rd., Manlius, NY 13104

(315) 263-6699