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In the early 1900s, Connecticut began introducing ring-necked pheasants with the hope that they would reproduce in the wild and "buffer" native populations of grouse and quail which had declined as a result of habitat loss and subsistence hunting. Today stocking continues on a level of approximately 25,000 to 30,000 birds annually, is necessary. Colonial records indicate that bobwhite were present in southern New England 300 years ago, along with other upland natives including ruffed grouse, wild turkeys, and heath hens.

Bobwhite populations probably expanded as southern New England was cleared for agriculture. During the 1800s when agriculture was at its peak, bobwhite were found throughout most of the state. Today, bobwhite can be found primarily in southeastern Connecticut with smaller populations found in the northeast section. The pheasant restocking program in connecticut is paid for entirely with revenues from pheasant-hunting licenses or stamps, In 2006 the stamps cost $14 per person.

Each year the Connecicut wildlife devision tries to release pheasants only in areas where the habitat is most suited to the bird. In 2006, 17,153 ring-necked pheasants were purchased by the state for release in 48 public hunting areas around Connecticut. Every year, state wildlife officials release more than 17,000 ring-necked pheasants into Connecticut’s fields and forests.

Experts say hunters shoot about half that number, and coyotes, foxes, hawks, bobcats, fishers and other predators take a good portion of the rest that there aren’t enough left to sustain much of a long term pheasant population.However the Connecticut pheasant hunting preserves listed below offer some of the best opportunities to harvest pheasants.

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GameBirdHunts.com Featured Destination Markover Hunting Preserve
699 Cook Hill Road
Danielson, CT 06239
Markover Hunting Preserve is a 300 acre private hunting preserve located in the rolling hills of Northeastern Connecticut. The hunting fields have a variety of cover types including corn, sorghum and milo patches, perennial plains grasses which hold up well in the winter and the low managed brush which is characteristic of upland fields. Markover is not a club which must be joined, only reservations are required. Hunting licenses or tags are not needed and being a state licensed preserve Markove Read more about Markover Hunting Preserve
   

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