Attention Shooting Preserve Operators!
We can deliver large quantities of pheasants throughout the United States and locally for sporting purposes. Prices vary according to quantity, location of delivery and time of the year. Please call us for availability.
Attention Local Landowners!
We have pheasant available for pick up to release onto your land. You can build up your pheasant population or plant birds for your family hunting weekend. Please call us for further details regarding availability and pricing.
Attention Local Dog Trainers!
We have pheasant and chukar partridge available for pick up to train your dog. Please call us for further details regarding availability and pricing.
Please understand that adult birds CANNOT be shipped. Adult game birds can only be picked up at our farm in Princeton, MN.
A lot has changed for us regarding our live gamebird pick-up orders. The below information is in place due to two reasons: the current pandemic and the strict biosecurity program through the MN Board of Animal Health we are required to participate in. We appreciate your understanding, compliance, and patience as we try to take the best care of our birds, our employees and you!
Helpful Info regarding live bird pick up:
We require at least a 24 hour notice to set up a pickup date/time. We are NOT able to do same day pick up orders anymore. It’s in your best interest to call 2-3 days prior to desired pick up as our availability changes often.
We have our office closed to customers during this time of pandemic. Your order will be handled over the phone and curbside style pick up.
When you arrive for your pickup, please park in front of our office and call us at 763-389-2031 to alert us of your arrival. Please remain in the vehicle. We will give you instructions on when and where to park for bird loading (for biosecurity reasons). We also ask that you keep all crates inside your vehicle and please do not let your dog out of the vehicle (also for biosecurity reasons).
Using a crate that is designed for gamebirds is the best option for transporting our pheasants and chukars (see more info on this below). If you do not have an appropriate clean and empty (for biosecurity reasons) gamebird crate we can put the birds into onion bags, which are a temporary transport to get you where you are going.
Once birds leave our farm, we are not liable for their well-being.
If a scheduled order is not picked up, you may be charged a restocking fee.
Why are Gamebird Crates the best to use for transporting?
Here are some reasons why:
Gamebird crates are unique in that they are usually very short; typically only 7-8” high. This prevents the birds from being able to move around which could cause harm to the birds.
Gamebird crates are typically made of plastic or plywood with plastic wire sides. Materials like wire cages allow the birds to see upwards which could make the birds fly and then cause harm to themselves as they hit the wire. Materials like cardboard are not strong enough to house the strong flying birds or can make getting the birds in/out of the box very difficult without losing the birds.
What is Biosecurity?
Biosecurity is a process for protecting farms and livestock from infectious diseases. Farmers can create and carryout biosecurity plans and practices specific to their farm and animals. Diseases can be introduced into a farm or animal from a variety of sources, and a good plan addresses all known routes of disease transmission from agents like viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. The intent of a biosecurity plan is to outline what measures will be taken to keep a strong “clean” and “dirty” line between the farm and the external environment. Biosecurity procedures can involve plants, animals, people, equipment, air, water, food and waste.
Although our hatchery and the subsequent shipping of hundreds of thousands of day old pheasants and chukars is a major part of our business, Oakwood also raises approximately 75,000 pheasants and 30,000 chukar partridge to maturity each year.
For 53 years now, Oakwood Game Farm has been a major supplier of Chinese Ringneck Pheasant and Chukar Partridge. Our many years of experience in the handling and crating of gamebirds gets them to their destination quickly and in excellent shape.
Not all Pheasants are the same. Genetics plays a huge role in the performance of these birds and our “blue back” Chinese strain is absolutely the most explosive and hard flying bird raised in captivity. Hundreds of our customers over many, many years will attest to this. You can not buy a better performing bird anywhere.
WE GUARANTEE IT!
The Chukar Partridge is a bird of choice for many preserve customers and dog trainers as an alternative to Pheasant or Quail. Our Chukars are raised on the ground successfully (as opposed to wire floor pens). We believe this makes for a bird that is better feathered and one that maintains a higher level of “wildness” and quickness of flight.
Here you see adult roosters that are ready for taxidermy. Look at the beautiful white rings and blue backs these birds possess. Taxidermy birds are available for only a limited time. Harvesting usually starts in late November and ceases early February. Please call regarding availability.
Oakwood can handle your bird needs from 10 to 10,000–whether it be for:
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