Press Release

Youth Pheasant Season Opens Saturday

A youth pheasant season opens statewide Saturday, October 6, and runs through October 12 for all licensed hunters 15 years old or younger.

The week-long hunt opens a half hour before sunrise statewide and continues through a half hour after sunset.

The regular season opens October 13 in Area 1 and October 20 in Areas 2 and 3.

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 six after the first day, except on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked, in which case the daily limit is two cocks and four in possession.

Hunters 17 and older need a WMA upland game bird permit to hunt on Idaho Fish and Game wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked. Pheasants will be stocked on the Payette, Montour, Fort Boise, Niagara and Market Lake wildlife management areas before the youth hunt weekend.

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

And all hunters must have a valid 2012 Idaho hunting license.

Please consult the 2012 upland seasons and rules brochure for details - available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: