Key Literature

The document below provides citations and abstracts of key literature for several common pheasant management concerns.  By necessity the content is not comprehensive, but provides a good starting point for understanding the foundational research upon which modern pheasant management is based.  Some papers are included to help provide a historical sense of where pheasant management has been and what it has evolved toward.  The document will be reviewed and updated periodically to insure it reflects the National Wild Pheasant Technical Committee's definition of key literature.

Additionally, information about ongoing or recently finished pheasant research is provided here.

Primary pheasant literature (last updated January 2024)