Re: Need Advice on Pheasant??Now youve hit a soft spot!!! I love...and I mean love....shootin critters and smokin em...Pheasant is one of my favorites. I ve done it several ways,but my favorite is to smoke it whole. I use melted butter and garlic salt as a basting/ mop. I too bring the birds up to about 165..w/thermo in the breast....Start off with the smoker at about 215-230. Apply mp every 30-45 min. Once your bird gets up to 130 or so crank up the smoker to about 300 to toughen up/crisp the skin. Also like Bigdaddy stated....wrap in foil,towels,and put in a cooler to keep warm for about 15 to 20 min...and prepare to chow down!!!
Good luck...youll love it!!!