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A Few Highlights of the 2018 OCFSC Pheasant Program

Once again, the 2018 OCFSC Pheasant Program produced a regular fall release of older, hardy pheasants.

Overall production was down slightly (approximately 72 percent success) in part due to an early season predator hit (approximately 10 percent).

The Independent Fur Harvesters put in a great effort but were unsuccessful in catching the culprit. However, there were no further raids on the birds.

The Mongolian-Chinese pheasants continue to do well on the corn, sunflower and sorghum.

The Pheasant Program feed remains the largest ongoing costs. Recently prices leveled somewhat. Accordingly the requested donation for 2019 will 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 2019 program will be approximately 2,100 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 2019 Pheasant Application

Pheasant Program Contact:

Ed Pugliese
OCFS Board of Directors – Pheasant Coordinator

4755 Troop K Rd., Manlius, NY 13104

(315) 263-6699