Are golen pheasents leagel to have as a pet or not because im looking in to buying some but i do not know if they are leagel to have as a pet can some one please help out on this one .
please and thank you
From the Pa Game Laws: Subchapter K Propagating -
"The commission will not impose propagation permit restrictions upon breeders of purely aviary species of pheasants, since the birds are not found in a wild state in this Commonwealth."
You are fine and will not need any permits or licenses. I seriously doubt that any states require such permits on ornamental/non native species.
Go figure,ringnecks are from China.They are not a native species to the U.S.,but the governments says they are.
I believe Maine requires permits for all pheasant species,but if I am wrong someone please feeel free to chime it and let us know.
I feel all pheasant species are gamebirds.They are all hunted in their natural habitat.
interesting here in South Africa we also need permits but just for native birds excluded mutation form of the birds of native origin. The goverment import some chukars and let it free on robbin Island and their were sayings that anyone who want to keep chukars must have permits but it was never official implemented