Adult Game Birds
WE ARE NOT A SHOOTING or HUNTING PRESERVE!
Please understand that adult birds CANNOT be shipped. Adult game birds can only be picked up at our farm in Princeton, MN.
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 are NOT able to do same day or walk-in pick up orders.
- Live bird pick up appointments typically available Tuesday – Friday.
- Call several days in advance as we can book out early.
- If unable to make scheduled appointment or running late, please give us a call 763-389-2031.
- When you arrive for your pickup, please leave crates and your dog in your vehicle.
- We will give you instructions on when and where to park for bird loading.
- Accepted forms of payment are cash & card (a fee will be applied to card payments)
- Once birds leave our farm, we are not liable for their well-being.
Why are Gamebird Crates the best to use for transporting?
Using a crate that is designed for gamebirds is the best option for transporting our pheasants and chukars. If you do not have an appropriate clean and empty gamebird crate, we can put the birds into mesh bags, which are a temporary transport to get you where you are going. There is a charge per bag.
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 55 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 whether it be for:
- Dog Training
- Taxidermy Purposes
- Fine Eating
- Gift Giving
- The High Volume and Standards of Preserve Hunting
- Release for developing wild population