We take great pride in our ability to raise an extremely wild bird right here in the Midwest. We are excited to be right in the heart of pheasant country with our new location in Gregory, South Dakota. Our genetics are only half of our success, our facilities are what helps make these birds so wild. It all starts with our state of the art brooder barn facilities. Our brooder barn manager challenges himself every year to become better and set the industry standards higher. We allow over 20 square feet per bird in our pens. The pens are closely monitored by our pen manager, ensuring we have the best cover possible with natural habitat. We believe when the birds leave our farm they will be ready to adapt into your habitat and survive with great success. Another good attribute that makes our birds wilder is the fact that we only produce gamebirds. We are not affiliated with any other type of farming operation or a hunt club. We focus solely on raising quality birds.
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Tony Smith started raising pheasants in 1995 as a hobby. He continued raising a few hundred pheasants every year until he graduated from college. After graduating, he found the need to raise more than a few hundred every year. As the need for pheasants kept growing in Northeast Nebraska he kept expanding. In 2013, Tony Smith and Mike Young started raising pheasants together. The two formed Smith – Young Pheasant Farm. After doubling the size of the farm they continued to sell out of pheasants. In 2015, Martin Anderson joined Tony and Mike in the pheasant operation. The group decided to change the name of the pheasant farm to reflect all three owners. MTM Pheasants formed as a corporation in January 2015. In December of 2015, the farm hired Devan Kaup as the Farm Manager to help maintain bird quality and production. In the fall of 2019, Tony Smith bought out both business partners, making him and his family the owners of MTM Pheasants. In December 2019, MTM expanded its boundaries by purchasing a property in Gregory, South Dakota. MTM Pheasants has grown in size every year and has plans to keep expanding.
Q: Do your pheasants fly well?
A: Yes, our pheasants for sale fly well. During the time on our Nebraska and South Dakota pheasant farms, we feed our birds a top quality feed that is formulated by our feed nutritionist. Our flight pens are larger than the industry standards and are suspended 14-16 feet in the air. We give our birds a minimum of 20 square feet per bird in the pens.
Q: Do the pheasants survive after being released?
A: Yes, the pheasants from our pheasant farm will survive on your property as long as your property has a good water source, plenty of feeding areas and cover. Cover is very important. If the birds are not well protected from weather or predators they will search for an area that they feel safe. Our birds are raised in a natural habitat in Nebraska and South Dakota that will help them adapt to your land once released.
Q: How much do pheasants cost?
A: We determine the price of our pheasants for sale based on the number of birds purchased during the season and how many birds are delivered at one given time. Delivery is available and is prorated with other deliveries in Nebraska, South Dakota and many other surrounding states.
Q: What makes MTM Pheasants better than other pheasant farms?
A: The pheasants for sale are superior to our competition because of both genetics and our facility. It all starts with our state of the art brooder barn facility. When the pheasants move to the flight pens, they are allowed 20 square feet with blinders on and 75 square feet for the toe clipped birds, which is what makes these pheasant so wild.
Devan has been managing our farm since December 2015. He oversees all the daily operations and the employees. Devan spends most of his time in the brooder barns all summer long to ensure our chicks stay healthy. In the fall, Devan is responsible for making sure the correct birds get on the right trucks and delivered on time. Devan will also assist our drivers with some of the deliveries in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.
Jace is our Gregory Farm manager. He joined our team in the spring of 2020. His responsibilities include overseeing more than 22,000 birds under the flight pen nets in Gregory, monitoring the feed quality, water systems and pen cover to ensure we have healthy, strong wild birds. In the fall, Jace will be in charge of customer orders on the Gregory Farm. He will occasionally help the drivers with the deliveries in central South Dakota.
Tony is in charge of bird sales and logistics. He does the marketing and manages the business office. In the fall, during the mature bird shipping season, Tony will help assist the catching crew and make a few deliveries.