hello every one ill start with saying that I am new to this site and would like to share my enthusiasm for pheasant hunting in NJ, I'm 18 and my dad is in his 40's and we hunt together each year, after 4 years of hunting and never even seeing a buck while deer hunting I was really starting to lose my love for the sport, then we found pheasant hunting, don’t get me wrong I love deer hunting but for action and fun I think id rather go wing shooting any day. At first I wasn’t to sure about it, the birds are stocked and my first impression was that these would be farm raised birds that would just sit there and look at you while you lined up your shot. For me as with many other hunters the thrill isn’t in the kill it is in the hunt itself, I mean don’t get me wrong I love having some thing to take home and eat at the end of the day, but if the birds just going to sit there its not much different then going to the supper market. We have been hunting Pheasant for about 3 years now and my first impression couldn’t have been more wrong. These birds are smart, fast, and blend in to their habitat perfectly. It is one of the funniest hunts iv been on. this year I took my first cock bird, but iv had lots of shots (I'm not a bad shot, well not to bad any way they are just fast and take a bit of getting used to before you will start hitting flushing birds) once you get used to their habits you will find that you will be getting action on every trip. Any way I just wanted to share my love of wing shooting and if you are in the area and have never tried it I strongly encourage a pheasant trip next season.