The Pheasant Farm "Open League" Season Two

2018 - 2019 Champions: MP Components - Blindside Bangers with 109 points. Captain Joe Schlatter, Bruce Ettinger, Brian Jermalowicz, Jacob Schrock and Dogs - Buster & Dakota.

Your team can WIN as much as $1200! Plus all team member's names will be placed on the Wall of Fame in The Pheasant Farm's Clubhouse!  There will also be a great dinner and an awards ceremony in March all for only $200 entry fee per team!

Teams will be made of no more than 4 people of which 1 person must be a Member of The Pheasant Farm and who will be the designated captain of your team and no more than 2 dogs per team.

Over the course of the League's Season which starts September 1 and ends March 1 each team will hunt 80 pheasants (40 Roosters & 40 Hens) divided into 4 - 20 bird hunts. These hunts can be done at anytime over the 6 month league hunting season; so you can hunt 4 times in a month or spread the 4 hunts out over the entire season.  Your team must release exactly 20 birds in each of the 4 field hunts. NO Tower Shoots.

The team that accumulates the most points over the 4 hunts will win the CASH PRIZE and have their names placed on the wall of fame in the clubhouse. 

The point system for each field hunt is as follows..

1 Point for each Hen harvested.
2 Points for each Rooster harvested.
Bonus Points 2X the points for each bird harvested in excess of the number released; i.e. scratch birds, but Bonus Points won't kick-in until the 21st bird harvested.

For example if your team harvested 12 Hens and 11 Roosters your point total would be 38 Total Points broken down as follows 10 points for hens + 20 points for roosters + 8 bonus points calculated as follows; 2 extra hens at 2 points each + 1 extra rooster at 4 points = 8 bonus points.  Now if you get 12 hens and only 8 roosters then no bonus points will be awarded and your total point tally would be 28; 12 points for hens + 16 points for roosters.

#1. Tie Breaker - Most Roosters; includes Bonus Roosters.
#2. Tie Breaker - Most Bars on the longest rooster tail feather from the 4 hunts.
#3. Tie Breaker - High Card cut from a deck of cards.

Teams will be limited to 4 guns and 2 dogs; though you can have fewer guns and dogs.

If you have a dog handler who is not going to carry a gun; the dog handler still counts as a team member. Only team members can be in the field. Jeff Coffee may do a spot check while your team is hunting to make sure all teams abide the rules.

Hunts are strictly limited to 3 hours timed from check-in to check-out at the clubhouse. Jeff Coffee will verify the bird count and award points accordingly and count the bars on the longest tail feather.

Late check-out is a penalty of 1 rooster for every 15 minutes your team is late in checking out.

You can hunt any field; morning or afternoon.  Hunts maybe scheduled anytime though it is advisable to schedule your preferred hunt dates in advance. Hunts can be rescheduled subject to availability.

A minimum of 4 teams will be required to form the league with a maximum of 8 teams. The winning team will receive $600 cash if there are 4 teams. For each additional team in the league another $150 per will be awarded with a maximum total payout of $1200 if there are 8 teams. The entry fee of $200 per team is non-refundable and reserves your team entry into the league. 1 team member MUST be a Member of The Pheasant Farm. The cost of a membership is $200; if you are already a Member of The Pheasant Farm then your team just has to pay the entry fee and for the pheasants.

The cost of birds for teams in the league will only be $21 per pheasant. This price is strictly limited to league action and does not pertain to non-league hunts.

The Pheasant Farm's web site will provide up to the minute League Standings so you can monitor your team's point total relative to other teams as well as rooster count and tail feather bar count so you know exactly where your team currently stands.

This is an Open League, so there are no shotgun restrictions or shell restrictions other than NO lead and no shells larger than 3 Inch #4.  Put a tube extension on your semi-auto and bring out 20 boxes of shells!  But, Jeff Coffee still needs to verify that what you killed was indeed a pheasant, so don't get carried away besides you still want to eat the birds and blown off tail feathers could cost your team the championship!

If you have any additional questions or want to sign up just send me an email or give me a call at 616-785-2707.