Pennsylvania Game News - June 2014 - 50

Seventy-one ringnecks become
"nest egg" for Franklin County
Wild Pheasant Recovery Area
IN MARCH, 67 wild pheasants captured on a Native American reservation in Montana were released in
Franklin County in hopes a self-sustaining wild pheasant population will
take hold there.
Game Commission staff, along with
members of the organization Pheasants Forever, released the birds at a
farm near Mercersburg in the Franklin
County Wild Pheasant Recovery Area
(WPRA). Four ringnecks born wild in
Pennsylvania were also released.
The release marked the first time
the Franklin County WPRA received
wild pheasants. Although the Franklin
County WPRA was established in
2011 and was slated to receive its first
pheasants in 2012, Pennsylvania had
been unable in recent years to obtain
wild pheasants for release into any of
its four WPRAs.
A partnership formed this year between the Game Commission, Pheasants Forever and the Crow Indian
Reservation in Montana ended the
drought and led to the first releases
of wild pheasants in Pennsylvania in
three years.
Game Commission staff and Pheasants Forever members hope the releases
might represent the first of many that
result from the partnership with the
Crow Indian Reservation.
The Franklin County WPRA is
located in the southwestern part of
Franklin County and centers roughly
on the borough of Mercersburg. U.S.
Route 30 forms the WPRA's northern
border, and the WPRA runs south to
50

the Mason-Dixon Line.
With the releases into the Franklin County WPRA, all four of
Pennsylvania's WPRAs have received
pheasants. Pheasants previously have
been released into the Central Susquehanna WPRA, which is located in
parts of Northumberland, Montour,
Columbia and Lycoming counties; the
Somerset WPRA in Somerset County;
and the Hegins-Gratz Valley WPRA in
Schuylkill and Dauphin counties.
Only trapped-and-transferred
wild pheasants are introduced into a
WPRA, given their heightened chances for survival in the wild, compared to
propagated birds.
There is no open season for taking pheasants in any Wild Pheasant
Recovery Area, and releases of propagated pheasants also are prohibited
there. Training dogs and hunting small
game other than woodchucks, waterfowl and crows are prohibited within a
WPRA from the first Sunday in February to July 31.
The Game Commission seeks the
public's help in making WPRAs more
successful. Pheasant success within
any WPRA relies on the availability of
adequate nesting and wintering habitat, and privately held land accounts
for most of the acreage within the
WPRAs. Those who are interested in
creating or enhancing pheasant habitat on land they own can contact the
Game Commission's WPRA biologist
Colleen DeLong at 570-380-0833, or
contact their local Pheasants Forever
chapter.
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