The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for its Day-old Pheasant Chick program through March 25.
Day-old chicks are available at no cost to participants who are able to provide a brooding facility, covered outdoor rearing pen and adequate release site. Approved applicants will receive the day-old chicks in April, May or June.
Daily care is necessary to monitor the health of the birds, and to ensure there is adequate feed and water. The pheasants may be released when they are eight weeks old and no later than Dec. 1.
Call 585-226-5380 or visit on.ny.gov/1efn94X for information.