Ring-necked Pheasant


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    Stocked pheasants provide opportunity for youth at Palouse River Access Yes property

    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.

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    Pheasant hunting at Ft. Boise WMA: Photo gallery and video

    Fish and Game stocks between 300 and 700 pheasants per week at Fort Boise WMA. November is busiest month and when the most birds are stocked per week.

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    Pheasant season opened in southern, eastern Idaho on Saturday, Oct. 21

    Pheasant hunters will get 37 percent more pheasants stocked during fall thanks to the license and tag fee increase. Fish and Game will stock about 21,300 pheasants at WMAs, which compares with 15,500 last year. 

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    Youth Pheasant Clinic planned in Genesee

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is pleased to host an annual youth pheasant clinic on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Genesee, ID. This event is open to youths aged 10-16 that have completed hunter education and possess a valid 2017 hunting license.

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    Youth waterfowl weekend and pheasant hunts begin soon

    Young hunters will soon have an early shot at waterfowl and pheasants, with September 30-October 1 marking the youth waterfowl weekend and October 7-13 set for the youth pheasant hunt.

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    Fort Boise WMA Will be Ready for the Fall Hunting Season

    WMA crew continues to repair damage caused by spring flooding

    Both upland and waterfowl hunters may notice some things amiss at Ft. Boise Wildlife Management Area (WMA) this hunting season. But not as much as they might were they to visit the WMA today.

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    Shout Out to Landowners!

    Landowners offer a service for all of us who love to hunt, fish and watch wildlife by providing habitat on their properties. Many go the extra mile, enrolling their land into special programs that develop fields specifically to create cover and forage for wildlife.

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    Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area: Food plots coming on nicely

    The food plots have been planted and are now popping out of the ground at Niagara Springs WMA. Food plots of sorghum, millet, sunflowers, and soybeans were all planted this year to provide forage and cover for both game and nongame wildlife.

  • Flooding Limits Fort Boise WMA Access

    Sustained flood waters along the Boise and Snake Rivers continue to limit public access to Fish and Game’s Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area (WMA).


    Wildlife biologist and WMA manager Tyler Archibald noted that the road to the Snake River boat ramp is closed due to flooding and that many of the WMA’s upland areas are underwater, limiting walk-in access.

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

IDAPA Classification: Upland Game Bird
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