Pheasant Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit

Season & Limits


Primary Season: Sun, 11/01/2015 - Fri, 01/15/2016
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Primary Season: Sat, 10/24/2015 - Sun, 10/25/2015
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Additional Information

New! Hunters may take pheasants statewide beginning with the 2015 youth season.

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully feathered head must be left attached to pheasants during transportation and storage. No pheasant may be in the immediate possession of persons while hunting other wildlife in counties or portions of counties closed to pheasant hunting.

Youth-only season

Youth-only season open to youth age 6 through 15. Youths who are not hunter-ed certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult; however, the adult may not hunt pheasants.

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