Chester H. Stephens

Reeve's Pheasant Investigations In Kentucky

Establishment was not attained during a six-year intensive investigation into the factors influencing survival of liberated pen-reared Reeve's pheasants in Kentucky. During the tenure of the study, 6,815 juvenile and 859 adult Reeve's were liberated in a varie~ of habitat composition at seven pre-selected release areas. The sex ratIo of release stock was 93 cocks per 100 hens. To enhance field identification, all liberated pheasants were marked with plastic neck tags and metal leg bands. The total recorded mortality was less than two percent of the number released. Approximately...