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Pennsylvania Junior Pheasant Hunt Program

Instructional Junior Pheasant Hunt Events

These are special hunting opportunities for junior hunters between 12 and 16 years of age, who have successfully completed a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course. Each year, sponsoring sportsmen's organizations from around the state host these instructional events. Hunting licenses are not required; participants must register and wear the necessary amount of fluorescent orange and be accompanied by an adult.

Register for a hunt

If your sportsmen's organization is interested in hosting an event, contact mentoredhunting@pa.gov for more information and download our Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide (PDF) to help you to plan your hunting event.

Junior Pheasant Hunt Season - Statewide, October 9-16, 2021

The Game Commission provides 15,000 birds for the youth pheasant hunt season each year. Junior hunters do not need a hunting license but must have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course. A FREE Junior Pheasant Hunting Permit (available online and at license vendors) is required to participate in the pheasant season for all junior hunters.

View the Junior Pheasant Season stocking locations (PDF).