Idaho Department of Fish and Game is working with an area landowner and the Game Bird Foundation to provide youth pheasant hunting opportunities on a 975 acre Access Yes! parcel on the Palouse River, north of Potlatch, Idaho.
Eligible youth must be 17 years or younger, possess a valid hunting license or passport, and be accompanied by a mentor (an adult 18 years or older who possesses a valid hunting license). The mentor may also hunt. The number of youth hunters is limited to 5 per day.
The Gamebird Foundation recently released approximately 200 rooster pheasants on the property.
To get there, go 2.75 miles west of Potlatch Idaho on Highway 6 to Wellesley Road. Take a left and go another 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 is on your left. Please report your harvest at the end of your hunt on the mandatory report form at the kiosk.
For more information about this youth pheasant hunting opportunity, contact the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010 or the Gamebird Foundation at 208-883-3423.