Pheasants Raised At the Correctional Facility Released

Modified: October 14, 2016 9:39am


Partnership with NYSDEC Will Result in Nearly 1000 Birds Released


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard and representatives from the New York State Department of Conservation announced today the release of a 250 pheasants to the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area in the Town of Collins.


The pheasants were raised at the Erie County Correctional Facility as part of a partnership with the Department of Conservation to increase the population of pheasants to the region.  The day-old pheasant chicks were cared for by inmates participating in the Service Action Corps and the inmates assisted with the birds’ release.


The Zoar Valley MUA release is the second in a series of controlled releases in the area and will aid in restoring the pheasant population throughout the region.