Pheasant General Any Weapon Season

Hunt Area Statewide
Unlimited Tags

10/7/2018 - 10/13/2018

Species
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant
Only pheasant cocks may be harvested.
Shotgun or Archery
No person shall take upland game birds:
  • Except wild turkey, from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. Wild turkey shall not be taken between sunset and one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise.
  • With a trap, snare, net, crossbow, or firearms EXCEPT a shotgun using shells not exceeding three and one-half (3-1/2) inches maximum length, slingshot, hand-held or thrown missiles, EXCEPT forest grouse. Forest grouse shall not be taken with a trap, snare, net, or crossbow. Crossbow may be used to take forest grouse by a person who possesses a Disabled Persons Archery Hunting Permit or a Special Weapon Reasonable Modification Hunting Permit authorizing use of a crossbow or by a person hunting in an area where crossbow is a lawful method of take for big game.
  • From any watercraft.
  • By the use or aid of any electronic call.
  • By the aid of baiting. Bait is defined as any substance placed to attract upland game birds.
  • When hunting on Wildlife Management Areas where pheasants are stocked without wearing at least thirty-six (36) square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist.

In addition to the methods listed above, wild turkey may not be taken:
  • With lead shot exceeding BB size.
  • With steel shot exceeding T size.
  • By the use of dogs, except during fall hunts.

Restrictions

Youth Pheasant Season begins one-half hour before sunrise. It is open statewide for all licensed hunters 15 years of age or younger. All youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. One adult may accompany more than one hunter. Daily bag limit 3 cocks and possesssion limit of 6 cocks. Limits on WMAs where pheasants are stocked bag limit is reduced to 2 cocks and possession is 6 cocks.

Map

Hunt Area Statewide
Entire State Open. Area Size: 53,466,775 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 1 2 3 4 4A 5 6 7 8 8A 9 10 10A 11 11A 12 13 14 15 16 16A 17 18 19 19A 20 20A 21 21A 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30A 31 32 32A 33 34 35 36 36A 36B 37 37A 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 52A 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 59A 60 60A 61 62 62A 63 63A 64 65 66 66A 67 68 68A 69 70 71 72 73 73A 74 75 76 77 78

Statistics

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Wildlife Management Area Pheasant Permit* (17 and older)
  • Falconry Permit* (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Wildlife Management Area Pheasant Permit* (17 and older)
  • Falconry Permit* (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits