Pheasant General Any Weapon Season

Management Area 1
Unlimited Tags

10/12/2019 - 12/31/2019

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.


Area 1 season begins one-half hour before sunrise on opening day. Daily bag limit 3 cocks and possesssion limit of 9 cocks.

Management Area 1
Beneway, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone Counties. Area Size: 13,651,981 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 22 23 26

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

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Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 57.03 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 7,786,355 acres   57%
Graph illustrating 31.56 percent Private 4,308,064 acres   31.6%
Graph illustrating 5.58 percent State of Idaho 761,404 acres   5.6%
Graph illustrating 1.65 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 225,243 acres   1.6%
Graph illustrating 1.38 percent Other 188,822 acres   1.4%
Graph illustrating 0.94 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 127,969 acres   0.9%
Graph illustrating 0.83 percent State of Idaho 113,133 acres   0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.72 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 98,234 acres   0.7%
Graph illustrating 0.15 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 19,898 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent State of Idaho 15,614 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 127 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 39 acres   0%

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Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.