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Pheasant habitat base

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by mcking, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. mcking

    mcking Member

    Hello everyone. I was needing some advice here. I dont do many birds often, but I've been working on some pheasants. I'm mainly needing suggestions here on the base, I'm wanting to do a simple round walnut base, but I'm not sure what types of grasses would accommodate a Pheasant. I see a variety of grasses and habitat materials on Mckenzie, but I'm not familiar with pheasants actual habitat. I dont want to put a grass or wood that would not be commonly linked to a Pheasants actual habitat . Any suggestions? Really appreciate it!
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I use broom sedge that I collect in the spring after it has dried naturally all winter. Clip off all but a few inches of the stem, bundle 4 or 5 pieces together, and wrap tightly with electric tape. Clip the tape off even, leaving just enough to hold the bundle together. Then, drill a 3/8 hole in your base, put a dab of hot glue in the hole, and insert the small bundle of grass. Repeat this process randomly over you base. There are a myriad of naturally dried plants out there to choose from. I also use artificial fall foliage leaves to accent the habitat. Habitats are fun to build, and the ingredients are usually close at hand, once you learn what to look for.
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