Frequently Asked Questions
Browse our most commonly asked questions about pheasant meat. From storage and freezing to preparation and recipes, we cover it all.
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Pheasant Storage & Freezing
Frozen pheasant is best consumed within 1 year of freezing.
Yes. You can freeze a whole pheasant. We suggest wrapping your bird in air tight packaging and consuming within 1 year after freezing.
Cooking & Preparing Pheasant Meat
No, the trick to cooking pheasant is to cook it at a lower heat at a longer amount of time. Cooking it slowly will prevent the pheasant from drying out. Coating the pheasant with butter or olive oil will also help keep the moisture in the bird. Cooking the pheasant in a crock pot is also an easy way to maintain the moisture and tastiness. Many people are also using bags for roasting the pheasant.
The proper way to defrost is to refrigerate for 24 hours or until completely thawed. If you need to defrost it quickly, we recommend submerging the bird in a tub of hot water.
Purchasing Pheasant Meat Products
Pheasant for Dinner sells pheasant meat online and ships birds to anywhere in the United States.
You can also purchase our pheasant meat products at our farm store in Janesville, WI, or from one of our distributors.
Our farm’s address is:
2821 South U.S. Hwy 51
Janesville, WI USA 53546
Miscellaneous Pheasant FAQs
Yes, pheasant is healthy to eat. When compared with chicken, domestic turkey or beef, pheasant is lower in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
There is no MSG in any of our MacFarlane Pheasant products
Our pheasants are fed natural grains.
Since pheasants as gamebirds, they’re not technically classified as white or red meats. However, much like other poultry, pheasant breasts are comparable to a white meat, while the legs and tights are a dark meat.