New Hampshire Fish and Game stocks pheasants.
This year they have released 12,260 birds from Late Sept to mid Oct in 73 sites through out the state. This may be the source for any Vt birds
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> On Dec 30, 2014, at 9:26 AM, Walter Medwid <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On the recent sightings of bobwhites-any possibility of these being
> escapees from a game breeder? I raise the question because we now have
> pheasants in the area-Dunn Wildlife Refuge area on Lake Memphremagog. When
> they were first seen a couple of years ago there was conjecture that they
> were escapees. Regardless of the source of origin, the pheasants have found
> the unmowed meadows of the refuge ideal habitat and appear to be thriving.