Pheasant stockings scheduled for Friday

By | December 17, 2013 9:15 pm | 0 Comments

 

Nearly 1,400 ring-necked pheasant hens will be released in Northwest Region counties Dec. 20.

Erie County is the only one of the 10 counties in the region that won’t be stocked. Mercer County, with an allocation of 340 birds, will get the biggest stocking.

Crawford County is due for 230 hens, and Clarion and Butler counties each will get 210. Warren County will get 190 birds, Jefferson County 150 and Venango County 130 pheasants. Forest County will be stocked with 120 birds and Lawrence County with 100, for a region total of 1,380.

This is the seventh and final scheduled stocking of the season. The Northwest Region was scheduled to receive 38,430 birds. Erie County got 3,450 during the first six stockings.

Elsewhere in the state, some stockings have been delayed because of an outbreak of avian cholera in a pen at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Loyalsock Game Farm. Around 2,400 pheasants won’t be released until their medical treatments have concluded. The Game Commission said all stockings to be postponed are in Wildlife Management Units where either-sex pheasant hunting regulations are in place. Affected counties, by region:

Northcentral Region: Clearfield County; Southcentral Region: Cumberland and Franklin counties; Northeast Region: Carbon and Monroe counties; and Southeast Region: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Montgomery counties.

 

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