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Pheasants chicks available for raising, releasing

A sea of week-old pheasant chicks huddle in the incubator. They'll be released at four weeks in hopes of spurring the wild pheasant population in north central Idaho. Steve Hanks/ The Lewiston Tribune
A sea of week-old pheasant chicks huddle in the incubator. They'll be released at four weeks in hopes of spurring the wild pheasant population in north central Idaho. Steve Hanks/ The Lewiston Tribune

WILDLIFE – The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council will be distributing pheasant chicks to people who have facilities to raise 25 or more birds for around six weeks before releasing them into the wild.

 The council provides the day-old birds in lots of 25 and charges a fee to cover costs: 

  • 40 cents a hen
  • $2.25 for roosters
  • $1.50 for half roosters, half hens.

Starter feed is available, 50 pounds for $20.

The first shipment of chicks from Little Canyon Shooting Preserve in Peck, Idaho, will be April 29 and continue every Tuesday until late June, said program coordinator Larry Carey.

They will be available for pickup at the council office, 6116 N. Market.

Chicks must be reserved in advance: 328-6429. 




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