To provide a special opportunity for youth hunters, Idaho Fish and Game has partnered with an area landowner and the Game Bird Foundation to stock pheasants each week to an area of private land near Potlatch Idaho.
Little Canyon Shooting Preserve is providing 25 roosters per week to the Palouse River Upland Game Bird Area, an 810 acre Access Yes! parcel, north of Potlatch Idaho.
Eligible youth must be 17 years or younger, possess a valid hunting license or passport, and be accompanied by an adult mentor (18 years or older who possesses a valid hunting license). The mentor may also hunt. The number of youth hunters is limited to five per day. Sign in at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444acae2aa4f94-palouse
Birds will be banded with individual numbers to evaluate hunter utilization. Fish and Game’s phone number (208-799-5010) will be located on each band to allow hunters to report band numbers. Additionally, with each band number hunters report, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The drawing will be held at the end of the season. The effectiveness of this system will help determine future action.
To access the site, go 2.75 miles west of Potlatch Idaho on Highway 6 to Wellesley Road. Take a left and go 1.75 miles to South River Road. Turn left and cross the railroad tracks and the Palouse River Bridge. The parking lot and sign-in kiosk are on the left. Hunters are required to report their harvest on the mandatory report form located at the kiosk.
For more information, please call the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010 or the Gamebird Foundation at 208-883-3423.