Hunting season: October 1 – February 28

Pheasant is one of the most popular game birds. Thanks to its easy artificial breeding, pheasants are becoming increasingly important for hunting. Their meat is delicious and is highly appreciated in the culinary.

Scientific Name: Phasianus coachicus

Habitat: Ground dwelling bird of woods, hedgerows and fields.

Description: Male pheasants exhibit many colour forms as in Europe much hybridisation between different introduced sub-species has occurred. Generally the body plumage is barred bright gold or copper red and chestnut brown, the head is iridescent gren/blue with red wattles, with a small crest and red wattles. Some individuals have a white collar. Long brown tail, streaked with black. 60-89 cm in length (the tail accounting for almost 50 cm). The females and juveniles have a duller mottled brown plumage and measure 50 -63 cm in length (including a tail of around 20 cm)

Hunting method: Driven shoots, walking up.

Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Bulgaria.