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Salary– $2,764.00 – $3,558.00 Monthly

Our Ring-Necked Pheasant Natural Resource Farmer, 

Pheasant egg collection:

  • Collection and care of eggs.
  • Washing eggs.
  • Sort and cull eggs for quality.

Equipment and facilities maintenance:

  • Maintain and make small pressure washer repairs, such as replacing broken or leaking hoses, replacing leaking gaskets, and changing spark plugs. Maintains equipment and facilities. Operates, cleans, greases, oils, services, and makes repairs to tools and equipment.

General care of pheasants:

  • Follow biosecurity program.
  • Perform daily health checks in brood houses and flight pens.
  • Check rearing areas for free choice feed and water.
  • Collect and record any mortality.
  • Report any sick or abnormal behavior.
  • Sanitizing waters both jug and automated; maintaining automated waterlines (gaskets and broken parts).
  • Create favorable growing conditions for pheasants; scooping out wet litter, sanitizing brooding areas, pressure wash soiled or contaminated areas.

Transporting pheasants: 

  • Collect and transport pheasants to and from flight pens.
  • Loading and unloading pheasants.

Performs feeding duties: 

  • Feed by hand and mechanical means – requires the ability to repeatedly lift 30lbs.
  • Evaluate daily feed levels and report to supervisor.

Fence construction and removal, builds and maintains fences – grades and maintains roads – operates and maintains trucks, tractors, plows, disks, and harrows: 

  • Install/remove posts, stretch/or remove wire, build stretch points and patch broken wires.


  • Work Setting, including hazards: 
    1. Work is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions, over difficult terrain/surfaces and includes walking, bending, and stooping often on uneven terrain while frequently carrying up to 40 pounds and loading and unloading transport equipment/gear.  
  • Schedule:
    1. Typically, 40 hours per week, 5 days a week – 8 hours per day.
    2. Days off may vary during high workload periods – may work weekends and outside of an 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. schedule.
  • Travel Requirements: 
    1. Travel between wildlife areas to complete job tasks. 
    2. Travel may include daily round trips of up to 150 miles. 
    3. Must travel up to 8 hours once a week during the months of September through November.
  • Tools and Equipment: 
    1. Tractors, implements, ATV, pressure washer, driving standard pick-up trucks.
    2. Hand tools, small power tools and welding equipment.
  • Customer Interactions: 
    1. Interact with the public while at the access sites and occasionally works with county and other state workers.