Pheasant Stocking Program

The Idaho pheasant stocking program has been expanded in 2020

The pheasant stocking program provides additional pheasant hunting opportunities on Wildlife Management Areas and other access agreement properties throughout Idaho during the pheasant hunting season. Properties where game farm pheasants are released in each region are listed below.

The number of pheasants released varies per release site. Typically, pheasants are released before 10 a.m. or after shooting hours in the evening. The exact day of release is not listed to prevent crowding and to provide flexibility with release dates.

The pheasant release schedule is posted under each property listed below.

Pheasant Stocking Locations

Panhandle Region

Panhandle Region
Location Name County

Boundary-Smith Creek WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 10
Boundary

Coeur d’Alene River WMA – Strobel and Lane Marsh parcels

Permit Required - Location Code: 11
Kootenai

Clearwater Region

Clearwater Region
Location Name County

Palouse Youth-only Area

Permit Required - Location Code: 20
Latah

Peterson Loop Area

Permit Required - Location Code: 21
Latah

Craig Mountain WMA – Redbird Parcel

Permit Required - Location Code: 12
Nez Perce

Genesee Release Area

Permit Required - Location Code: 22
Latah

Southwest Region

Southwest Region
Location Name County

CJ Strike WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 04
Owyhee

Montour WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 03
Gem

Roswell Marsh WHA, north of Highway 18

Permit Required - Location Code: 13
Canyon

Fort Boise WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 01
Canyon

Payette River WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 02
Payette

Magic Valley Region

Magic Valley Region
Location Name County

Niagara Springs WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 09
Gooding

BOR Tract F27

Permit Required - Location Code: 16
Minidoka

BOR Tract F28

Permit Required - Location Code: 17
Minidoka

Southeast Region

Southeast Region
Location Name County

Sterling WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 05
Bingham

Portneuf WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 14
Bannock

Upper Snake Region

Upper Snake Region
Location Name County

Market Lake WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 06
Jefferson

Cartier Slough WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 08
Madison

Mud Lake WMA

Permit Required - Location Code: 07
Jefferson

BLM Lewisville Knolls

Permit Required - Location Code: 18
Jefferson

Salmon Region

Salmon Region
Location Name County

Kirtley Creek Access Yes!

Permit Required - Location Code: 19
Lemhi

Pahsimeroi River Wildlife Habitat Area

Permit Required - Location Code: 15
Lemhi

Pheasant Stocking Locations

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Upland Game Bird Permit Required

Pheasant hunters are required to purchase an Upland Game Bird Permit if they intend to hunt on WMAs or these listed lands where pheasants are stocked. 

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Seasons and Rules

Please refer to the current Upland Game Seasons and Rules for season dates, hunting hours, and additional information.

Hunter Orange Required

All upland game bird hunters are required to wear visible hunter orange of at least 36 square inches above the waist when hunting on locations where an Upland Game Bird Permit is required. A hunter orange hat meets this requirement. Hunter Orange Policy

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