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An Asian species of open habitats, Ring-necked pheasants have been released
in North American since colonial times for game hunting. Its populations are
self-sustaining mostly in agricultural areas, especially with varied croplands,
hedgerows and drinking water. Males display with beating wings and loud calls,
often attracting several females. Courtesy National Wildlife Federation. Read
Article on Focus on Pheasants
Only rooster (male) pheasants may be taken in Nebraska. The
taking of hens is not allowed.
Open Area: Statewide
Legal Methods of
- Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. No plug is required.)
- Bow and Arrow
30 minutes before sunrise to sunset
SW Nebraska Pheasant Leg Banding Study
An element of Nebraska's Focus On Pheasants Initiative, biologists conduct overnight pheasant captures and leg bandings to better understand the bird's behaviors and needs.
Providing Habitat for Pheasants - Think Pollinators