The Rockport Pheasant Farm is a 492-acre facility operated by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Every year, the Rockport Pheasant Farm produces approximately 55,000 ringnecked pheasants for the sporting public. Acquisition of the farm began in 1912 and was completed in 1925. The first pheasants were released from the farm in 1923. Since then, more than 2 million pheasants have been raised at Rockport.
The birds raised at Rockport are stocked for “put and take” hunting on 26 Wildlife Management Areas throughout New Jersey.
The Rockport Pheasant Farm is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk. It is located on Rockport Rd. (Rt. 629) roughly 3.5 miles south of Main St. (Rt. 46), Hackettstown, in scenic Warren County.
- At Rockport, there are pens holding exotic pheasants, turkeys and peacocks. The historic Morris Canal, its towpath still intact, passes through the farm.
- The Pheasant Program generates $2.6 million in income to local businesses such as gas stations, motels, diners, taxidermists and sporting goods stores.
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