Ok, then the Ranch to hunt is ZMI Ranch in Prescott. They have broad houses, and I literally watched him raise about 6,000 bird last year that he just opened the doors on ...
Phil's thoughts are, that those birds will make it, and breed, creating a more realistic hunting experience, on birds that have made it and are adapting to the wild. A hell of alot better than plant and shoot.
You do realize that even on the Ranches, most close March 31st? This is due to a wild pheasant population, this is on the East side of the state. Now on the West, there isn't a native population of pheasant so they normally can stay open year around ... Say like Gryphon Ranch.
Now, I have a couple times "Played to Play" ... Its worth it to me, to run my dogs and extend my season until March 31st. The people that run these ranches are AWESOME and "Salt of the Earth" 9 times outta 10! It is a choice I have made to support these businesses, and I ask you do the same, if you have a chance. One hunt we had donated last year, went for $587 ... which basically paid for a 700 plant project for habitat on the Sunnyside GMU ... which so happens to be a Feel Free To Hunt ... when the season is open of course.
A very economical spot is Dry Hollow Ranch out of Pomeroy WA ... and Vicki is a very nice Ranch owner. Thinking I'll drop by for a "scratch" hunt here before the end of the season ... released birds that are shot at a discounted rate ... no released, you find.
More like hunting to me.