I had the unit out in the field and the hurricane was coming. The cycle was approaching 5 weeks, but I knew liberating just before the storm would be detrimental. So I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. The storm passed just to our west, leaving us on the dangerous east side with winds well over 100mph. Trees, powerlines, and structures were down everywhere. I just knew the Surrogator was destroyed. I went out after the storm, slowly lifted the lid and peered inside. Not one bird was harmed!! I couldn't believe it! The Surrogator® withstood 100mph winds!
Grant from TX
Welcome to Wildlife Management Technologies
The Surrogator®, a patented process, is a self-contained field unit that will establish a huntable population of game birds on your property. This is NOT an adult bird release system! The Surrogator® functions as a “surrogate parent” by providing food, water, warmth and protection for the first 4 - 5 weeks of the bird’s life. By placing the Surrogator® in a location where you would like to establish a huntable population of pheasant or quail, chicks raised in the unit become imprinted to that location. The bird's natural homing instinct motivates them to live and reproduce where they were raised and released.
The Surrogator® will hold 125, day-old quail chicks or 65, day-old pheasant chicks until they reach 4 -5 weeks of age. The greatest mortality on the life of game birds happens in the nest and before three weeks of age. Chicks raised in the Surrogator® are protected from predators and the elements at a time when they are most vulnerable. Research proves that game birds develop their natural survival instincts by the 4th - 5th week of age. Chicks raised in the Surrogator® have limited human contact, further protecting the natural survivability of the birds.