Pheasant on Gravel

Pheasant on Gravel

Today’s Tip:  Pheasant Hunting

There’s nothing better for a nice Christmas dinner than a delicious pheasant as the main entree.  In my earlier days I used to hunt pheasant on Christmas morning.  It’s been a while since I’ve done that, and I miss it.  Where I live now any good pheasant hunting is at least a two hour drive away, not like when I lived in Kansas and I could be hunting pheasant in fifteen minutes.  But for those of you lucky enough to have the opportunity, here’s a tip about pheasant hunting.

Just after sunrise, pheasants fly or walk out of their roosting cover, stopping to pick up gravel on the way to their morning feeding area, which is usually some type of crop field. The gravel pheasants eat is to help them digest their food.  After feeding for an hour or two, they move to loafing cover, such as the grassy fringe of a crop field, or they return to their roosting cover. They go out to feed again about an hour before sunset, then settle back into roosting cover for the night.