Pheasant

Common Pheasants are native to Asia and are found in woodland, farmland, scrub and wetlands. It is believed that pheasants were introduced into Europe from China in about 1300 BC. They were brought to Britain in 1050 AD and transported to the United States in the 18th century. Pheasants are often raised for autumn and winter shoots, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom and some European countries, especially those in Eastern Europe. Membership of a shooting syndicate in the UK may exceed ten thousand dollars/season because pheasants grow slowly and are expensive to raise. ..

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