We have been hearing that some people believe the Allegany County Pheasant Program has been receiving government funding. We are not! The day old chicks are presently provided by the DEC and raised at the jail through the Inmate Working Program. All funding for feed and equipment has come through grants, donations, raffles and volunteer work. The sheriff’s Office provides the location to raise the birds and store equipment when not in use. All birds are released on property that is open to the general public to hunt on during the pheasant hunting season – none are sold or given to any private organization. We are always open to accepting donations – without them, this organization will fold!
Please refer to the History page for information on how the program has worked.
The purpose of the Program is to oversee pheasant raising and management in Allegany County. The Program raises pheasant day old chicks to adulthood. The placement of these adult birds at locations in the county which allows for controlled management and hunting of the pheasant population in the fall. The goal is to encourage economic stimulation and growth for the county.
The Program partners with organizations which include the New York State DEC and others who use scientific and environmental strategies and techniques.
2013 chair winner, Steve Jackson form Whitesville, NY.
Click here to read about Jeff Murray's hunt in Allegany county.
Picture by Sam Loquasto, after a successful hunt with severan friends off Cotty Road!
2013 Rifle winner!
Steve Ely from Belfast, NY. is the 2013 gun raffle winner of the Weatherby Vanguard .308
Call Us Today!
Please contact us at the addresses below if you would like information about our Program, site placement of pheasants, available hunting areas and methods used for pheasant raising.
Stocking dates will NOT be disclosed!