2023 Summary
Another great year at the pen!! With having the Fundraiser this year we were able to not have to sell so many which meant we were able to let more go this year. Thank you to all those who still donated money and/or material. We were able to get our 1500 birds and again, had low mortality raising them. Releasing started in late August and we will be releasing them throughout the fall. We are going to winter around 300-400 birds to use for our egg collection program and to release in the spring. We will collect eggs from the hens for the various schools we donate to, such as Moose Jaw and Lumsden, as well as local people who hatch eggs. Just a reminder to please fill in the form on the homepage if you shoot a banded rooster. There are about 10 parcels of land around Swift Current that are SWF or FWDF land that we stock 3-4 times a year. In order to hunt them with the new trespassing laws, you need to be a SWF member or generate permission from the SWF website.

A big thanks to the landowners that let us release birds on their lands, our sponsors who support this amazing project and to our awesome volunteers for time and efforts who make this project as great as it is.

Ron Button and Chris Grainger

We would also like to send out a huge thank you to Vince and Stacey Bolton for their donation of grain to feed the pheasants throughout the winter. The entire Bolton family have been huge supporters of the pheasant program and we appreciate their continued support. Thank you so much!

Pheasant Pen History
The Pheasant Project got its own home after many years of raising birds at various locations in the southwest. Thanks to the Jerry Smith family a plot of land was donated to SCWF to build a permanent facility to raise birds for release into the wild. This all started back in the spring of 1999 with the building of a new barn and flight pens.
Over the last nine years various upgrading has been done to the facility. The barn has doubled its size to almost 2000 square feet. The flight pen has tripled in size from 10,000 ft to 30,000 ft.

This gives us the room we need to raise 1500 birds. We get our day- old chicks around the 20th of May each year. The flight pen is set up to resemble the natural habitat in southwest Saskatchewan. At ten weeks of age we start to release the birds into the wild. Over the summer months we sell some birds to help subsidize the operation of the pheasant pen. Anyone interested in purchasing birds for release on their land can contact Ron Button to make arrangements.

This is a growing project so come out and have a look around. We are located 10km south of Swift Current on Lac Pelletier Trail.