I donít want to count my chickens (or pheasant) before they hatch, but I have been invited to hunt the pheasant opener here in Kansas next month with one of the local farmers. He seems confident that we should get some birds as there is a large group of hunters that goes out every year. It seems to me that I recall some requests for pheasant feathers by some of the fly tiers on this forum during the winter months. I would be happy to get some of the feathers from some of our birds, as I donít think that they are retained as a rule by the hunters here although I think that people do save the long tail feathers. I could send a package of pheasant feathers to somebody who is fairly centrally located who could then give them to others to use over the winter months. I would just as soon box up what we get into one package and send them to one person who could arrange to give them to others. What feathers from which part of the bird do fly tiers like to use the most? I am not selling them and I donít want anything in return, I would just like to use as much of the parts from the animals that we harvest as I can out of respect for the animals, and perhaps help out some people from the forum at the same time. If somebody would like to get them and give them to others pm me and I will send them to you. I do need to know which feathers are best for tying though.