Ring-necked Pheasant


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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.

  • imHabitat biologist Andrew Mackey with landowner Jim Fredenburg

    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.

  • Young hunters and mentor hunt for pheasants during youth pheasant hunt at C.J. Strike WMA

    Youth Pheasant Hunt at C.J. Strike WMA

    Thirteen youngsters from southwestern Idaho slipped on hunter orange and picked up a gun for the first youth pheasant hunt at C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area.  Specially designated youth pheasant hunts give inexperienced young hunters an opportunity to learn about upland hunting in a safe, controlled environment.

  • Palouse River Access YES

    Youth pheasant hunting opportunity available near Potlatch

    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. 

  • Pheasant stocking underway at nine Wildlife Management Areas

    Pheasant hunting is a popular form of upland game hunting, and hunters can find a place to hunt them at Fish and Game's Wildlife Management Areas. The Department is stocking thousands of rooster pheasants at the following areas during the hunting season:

    • Southwest Region: Fort Boise, Payette, Montour, and C.J. Strike WMAs.
    • Magic Valley: Niagara Springs WMA.
    • Southeast Region: Sterling WMA.
    • Upper Snake: Market Lake, Mud Lake and Cartier Slough WMAs.

  • Upland bird hunters, southwest region, Montour Wildlife Management Area

    2016 Upland bird forecast: Above average to average in most of the state

    A normal winter and a wet spring in many areas provided a mixed bag of broods with some areas reporting large populations of birds compared to last year and others spotty or lower, but still similar to long-term averages.

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Upland Game Bird
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