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    Magic Valley hunter ed graduates participate in mentored youth pheasant hunt

    “Watching the kids using the skills learned in our hunter education classes is extremely rewarding” event organizer and Hunter Education Coordinator TanaRae Alberti said. “Being able to offer a hands-on event after their hunter education classes both reinforces what they learned." 

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    Fall into fun with the youth pheasant opener Oct 5 through Oct 11

    The first weekend in October marks the Youth Pheasant Hunt Season opener statewide!   All licensed hunters 17 years of age or younger can participate in the 2019 youth hunt season from October 5 through October 11 provided they are accompanied in the field by an adult 18 years or older.   In the Southeast Region, one of the best places to hunt pheasant is the Sterling Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Aberdeen which offers excellent pheasant habitat and premier opportunities for both the beginner and seasoned hunter.

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    Pheasant season opens Oct. 12 in northern Idaho, Oct. 19 in balance of state

    The 2019 pheasant hunting season gets underway Saturday, Oct. 12 in northern Idaho, and on Oct. 19 for the rest of the state. The season runs through November 30 in eastern Idaho and through December 31 in southern and northern Idaho.

    Shooting hours start one-half hour before sunrise, and end one half hour after sunset. The daily bag limit is three cocks, and the possession limit is nine. All hunters must have a valid 2019 Idaho hunting license in their possession while hunting.

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    2019 Upper Snake Region WMA Pheasant Stocking Schedule

    Game farm pheasants are released per schedule in the table below.

    The actual number of pheasants released per week may differ from the planned number; differences are due to weather conditions and / or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Pheasants are released multiple times per week on several of the Wildlife Management Areas throughout the pheasant hunting season - indicated by multiple sets of numbers in the release column.

    In 2019, 3,046 total pheasants are planned to be stock in the Upper Snake Region.

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    2019 Southeast Region WMA Pheasant Stocking Schedule

    Game farm pheasants are released per schedule in the table below.

    The actual number of pheasants released per week may differ from the planned number; differences are due to weather conditions and / or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Pheasants are released multiple times per week on several of the Wildlife Management Areas throughout the pheasant hunting season - indicated by multiple sets of numbers in the release column.

    In 2019, 2,944 total pheasants are planned to be stock in the Southeast Region.

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    2019 Magic Valley Region WMA Pheasant Stocking Schedule

    Game farm pheasants are released per schedule in the table below.

    The actual number of pheasants released per week may differ from the planned number; differences are due to weather conditions and / or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Pheasants are released multiple times per week on several of the Wildlife Management Areas throughout the pheasant hunting season - indicated by multiple sets of numbers in the release column.

    In 2019, 2,224 total pheasants are planned to be stock in the Magic Valley Region.

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    2019 Southwest Region WMA Pheasant Stocking Schedule

    Game farm pheasants are released per schedule in the table below.

    The actual number of pheasants released per week may differ from the planned number; differences are due to weather conditions and / or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Pheasants are released multiple times per week on several of the Wildlife Management Areas throughout the pheasant hunting season - indicated by multiple sets of numbers in the release column.

    In 2019, 12,410 total pheasants are planned to be stock in the Southwest Region.

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    Clearwater Region’s Pheasant Release Program ready for 2019 Season

    Idaho Department of Fish & Game will be stocking pheasants at the Palouse River Upland Game Area and the Peterson Loop Access YES site. Pheasant releases will occur during the youth-only season (October 5-11) as well as the general season (October 12-December 31).

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    Youth pheasant hunts scheduled in Salmon and Challis Oct 5

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host two youth pheasant hunts for Salmon and Challis-area youth on Saturday, October 5.

    Designed for youth hunters ages 10-17, the hunts are free and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Salmon and Challis.

Ring-necked Pheasant

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