Category: Upland Bird Hunting News

Pheasants coming to Nebraska wildlife management areas

Pheasants coming to Nebraska wildlife management areas

Enjoy time outdoors this Thanksgiving with a good pheasant hunt! Rooster pheasants will be released at 16 wildlife management areas prior to Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 16 areas are: Powder Creek, (Dixon County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), George Syas (Nance County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Cornhusker (Hall County), Kirkpatrick […]
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Kansas 2020 Upland Game Bird Seasons Look Promising

Kansas 2020 Upland Game Bird Seasons Look Promising

PRATT – November 14 marks the opening day for Kansas’ regular quail and pheasant seasons, and November 21 marks the opening day of Kansas’ regular greater prairie chicken season. This year, the outlook looks promising, as both popular upland game bird populations appear to be faring well. But when opportunities exist statewide, it can sometimes […]
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IDNR Announces Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Program Changes

IDNR Announces Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Program Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced changes to controlled pheasant hunting for the 2020-21 hunting season. The changes, health and safety protocols implemented in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will provide greater protection to both the hunting public and site staff during the season. Standby Controlled Pheasant Hunting […]
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Minnesota pheasant hunting opens October 10

Minnesota pheasant hunting opens October 10

The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and the DNR’s annual roadside pheasant survey showed a 42 percent increase in the state pheasant index this year relative to 2019. The 2020 roadside survey is 37 percent above the 10-year average. Hunters, remember to check regulations before heading out into the […]
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Idaho pheasant season opens Oct. 10 or Oct. 17

Idaho pheasant season opens Oct. 10 or Oct. 17

Pheasants will now be stocked in each region at 22 locations, and about 34,000 birds will be released during the hunting season Hunters will get more opportunities to hunt released pheasants in 2020 thanks to increased pheasant stocking locations from nine to 22 and includes locations in each region of the state. Pheasant season opens […]
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New Hampshire Pheasant Season Opens October 1

New Hampshire Pheasant Season Opens October 1

Concord, NH – New Hampshire’s hunting season for pheasant gets underway on October 1 and continues through December 31. This fall, 11,495 adult ring-necked pheasants will be stocked in all 10 counties with an average of 140 pheasants per site. Due to safety concerns for Fish and Game staff, hunters, and the integrity of the […]
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Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Spruce grouse hunters in northern Minnesota’s boreal forests are being asked to voluntarily submit feather samples for a genetics research project being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the University of Minnesota. “Hunters who enjoy pursuing these birds are critical to the success of this project and our work to […]
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