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There is More to a Flight Pen Than Meets the Eye

Flight pens are an investment in the protection of game birds. The main purpose for the time and money put into flight pens is to keep game birds in and predators out. It sounds very simple, but in addition to building the pens, the process isn’t complete until you learn how to manage the cover that must be provided. MacFarlane Pheasants have a free construction manual available on our website called The Complete Flight Pen Construction Manual. In order to get you thinking about this entire process, here are a few tips on construction and ground cover. Read More »

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Royd Hatt’s Ornamental Pheasants Are A Big Hit MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 2018 Seminar

Hatt Ranch, founded in 1976, is owned and operated by Royd Hatt. It is located in Green River, Utah, surrounded by 100-foot bluffs and on the edge of the San Rafael desert. Birds are kept in a natural state on the property-wild and free roaming. Hunting at Hatt’s Ranch is a real treat! Read More »


We are so excited to share our latest food product adventure in Mexico. We were contacted by a distributor in Mexico about some resorts that were looking for a unique center of the plate option at their restaurants. We were happy to provide them with our delicious and nutritious pheasant! Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants is Excited About Ruff Tough Kennels for Gamebird Shipping

We are in the process of switching over to plastic crates from Ruff Tough Kennels, to ship our pheasants and partridges. Eventually, wood crates will be outlawed because they are not able to be disinfected, easily. This is why plastic crates are a big deal in the game bird industry, right now. We are pretty excited about how we got the crates we have and the progress we are making toward perfecting them with the co-owner of Ruff Tough Kennels, Doug Sangl. Read More »


Deante Calvin Has Worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for Six Years!

Deante Calvin is one of the most positive employees at MacFarlane Pheasants. He is friendly and kind to everyone he meets.  We are so happy he is an employee with us, and that he’ll be celebrating his 6 year anniversary in May 2018. Bill MacFarlane says that Deante says hello to everyone and he always smiles.  He graduated from Craig High School in 2012 and came to work at MacFarlane’s right after that. Read More »


11th Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. organized and hosted the “11th Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar” March 4th-7th, 2018. Sarah Pope is to be applauded for spearheading the organization of this year’s seminar. The accommodations and food choices were some of the best in our area! All the little details that make a seminar a success were in her capable hands. Read More »


Learn all About MacFarlane Pheasants’ Retail Store

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is located at 2821 South US HWY 51 in Janesville, Wisconsin. This is where our main farm is located and where our retail store is located. The store is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We hope you will stop in to see the great foods and gift products we have to offer!  Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants’ Employees Attended Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2018 in South Dakota

Sarah Baker and Sarah Pope represented MacFarlane Pheasants at the 2018 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota February 16-February 18, 2018. This trade show, sponsored by Pheasants Forever is held every year and we make sure we are represented at this event. Read More »


New Chick Ordering System at MacFarlane Pheasants

We are always looking for ways to improve our chick ordering procedures at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the past, we used an Excel worksheet to keep track of orders and availability of chicks. Two or three people worked on keeping the worksheet updated.  Read More »