Normally upland birds are legal to sell (wild or pen raised). So yes, you can sell or buy a wild bird from someone unless State regulations do not allow you to either to buy or sell. You'll need to check with either state. I live in Wisconsin, and can sell any wild upland bird, with the one exception Wild Turkeys. The other birds that fall under the same guidelines as waterfowl are Snipe and Woodcock. ISHOOTDIVERS is right on when talking about waterfowl though. They cannot be traded, bartered, or sold if they are wild birds. Yes they can be gifted by an individual, provided they have the correct documentation. Now you have to find someone from Iowa or the Dakotas to gift you a Pheasant. You can also buy a farm raised bird from a reputable breeder. MacFarlane Pheasant farm in Janesville WI is world known. Just do a simple search, and you'll find them. I will tell you however that a diver duck is pretty comparable to an upland bird, but yes a pheasant is an easier bird.