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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by frizzlelove83, Mar 6, 2017.
What are the regulations in Wisconsin regarding owing exotic pheasants?
I wouldn't think that there are any regulations. If they are pheasants such as the golden pheasant or lady amhearst, I do not think that there is any permit required as there is a very little chance of the breed reproducing on its own. A good place to check is your game and fish commission. This is coming from Arkansas, and I'm pretty sure the regulations are the same.
Best to check with your local fish and game.Each state has their own regulations.
I have done some research on Pheasant regulations in Wisconsin and it depends what you want to do with the pheasants.
The Captive Wild Animal Farm Regulations says you need a CWAFL for raising pheasant for hunting or training dogs.
On the WI State Legislature website, chapter 169 also states that
A person is exempt from holding a license or other approval as required under this chapter to possess live nonnative wild animals that are not endangered or threatened species, except for any of the following:
169.04(4)(b)1.1. Pheasants of the species Phasianus colchicus or Syrmaticus reevesii, chukar partridge, gray partridge, or red-legged partridge that are possessed for use under a bird hunting preserve license, a dog training license, a hound training license, a dog club training license, a dog trial license, or a hound trial license.
So from that, I say no you don't need a license unless you are using them for any hunting purpose (sell, release, etc.) or dog training.
Still, call DNR and check with them and let me know what they say.
Thanks so much for all your help everyone!! Im going to email them now!!
Just got the email
Pheasants are normally domesticated except when they’re released for hunting purposes. If you’re only raising them for meat (like a normal farm or hobbyist farmer would) then there’s no permit necessary from the DNR. Just make sure they’re kept within a penned enclosure so they can’t get out into the wild. Lots of people do this, they usually buy their pheasants as chicks from reputable poultry hatcheries that sell chickens and other domesticated birds. I also recommend checking your local township to make sure they don’t have restrictions on limiting the number of birds that you can have on your property.
The DNR does issue permits for folks that like to raise their own pheasants for the purpose of training hunting dogs. This would be the dog training permit found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dogtraining.html . In this case the permit allows them to possess birds outside penned enclosures and be able to hunt them in practice. Anyone raising birds to release into the wild would need a stocking permit issued by DNR.
Well that just doesn't sound right.You need a permit for training a dog,but not for meat!The people using dogs are going to eat the birds.Whose to say what you are doing with them?Only you know the reason.I personally would get the permit so they can't say you are training dogs with them.I'm sure the permit is no more then 25.00.
Not sure myself, but I would say that the permit is to distinguish your dog training activity from actually hunting.
And I don't think Frizzlelove will be using exotic pheasant to train his dogs. It will be too expensive!
Tony, This regulation refers to ring necked pheasants only. There are no regulations on exotic pheasant breeds.
Regulation was established for game farms who charge patrons to hunt on thier private property with the intent to train thier dogs.
No special permits are needed for private ownership of any breed of pheasant in the state of WI due to the fact that pheasants are not a native species to the state.
There is one rule that I think is wrong but still exists, If you raise ring necked pheasants, You can harvest them as long as they are kept in your private enclosure. If released or they escape from your enclosure, they become property of the DNR and will need to purchase a small game liscense and also a pheasant stamp to harvest these birds.