History of Pheasants
Did you know that pheasants aren't actually native to North America? 60 pheasant pairs were first transported from Asia and released in 1881 in Oregon. Years later more were released in other states, which has lead to what we now know as our wild pheasant population.
Effect of Predators
No single predator gets more blame for pheasant predation than coyotes, but research over several decades has proven that coyotes focus their foraging on rodents and rabbits and do not take adult pheasants or nests as frequently as the other mammalian predators (red fox, striped skunk and raccoon).