The Green Pheasant is a species native to Japan and is, in fact, the country’s national bird. It is somewhat similar in appearance to the more common Ringed-neck Pheasant. Cocks have a dark green mantle and chest with an iridescent violet neck and a green-purple tail. Hens are smaller and are a dull brown color with darker spots.
While more widespread in Japan, this bird can also be found in Hawaii. Interestingly enough, the Green Pheasant is said to be sensitive to the movement of the earth beneath it and was used as an indicator for impending earth quakes in its native country. This bird eats grains, insects and plants and can be found near farmland, usually within the sanctuary of thick grassland or shrub.
Where to Hunt Green Pheasant
There has been a lot of news about the terribly dry conditions across the bulk of the country this year. This news sparked many early negative predictions for the upland populations. If you read much about the lifecycle of upland birds though, most don’t require much water when they are young. So unlike harsh winters … Read more
It certainly is more convenient to breast out game birds. After a long day of hunting the bulk of uplanders look for the quickest way to clean birds and get them in the cooler. And if you have hunted for any length of time you probably have the breasting down to a science. There are … Read more
The first game bird bag limits in this country were established by the state of Iowa in 1878 as a way to protect remaining populations of Prairie Chicken, Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock. Iowa didn’t employ game wardens until nine years later, so it remains a mystery how such limits were enforced.* Today, bag limits are … Read more