Press Release

Youth pheasant hunt opens October 3

Idaho's youth pheasant season opens statewide Saturday, October 3, and runs through October 9 for all licensed hunters 15 years old or younger.

The week-long hunt opens a half hour before sunrise in Area 1, 2 and 3, except on the C.J. Strike, Fort Boise, Montour, Niagara Springs, Payette River, and Sterling wildlife management areas, where shooting hours begin at 10 a.m.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed hunter 18 years or older - one adult may accompany more than one youth.

The daily bag limit is three cocks and the possession limit is nine, except on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked, in which case the daily limit is two cocks and six in possession.

Youth hunters do not need a WMA pheasant permit to hunt on Idaho Fish and Game wildlife management areas. Pheasants will be stocked on the C.J. Strike, Fort Boise, Montour, Niagara Springs, Payette, Sterling and Market Lake wildlife management areas before the youth hunt season.

All upland game hunters are required to wear hunter orange during the pheasant season when hunting on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked. A hunter orange hat meets this requirement.

Please see the 2014-2015 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules brochure available at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/?getPage=67.