Pennsylvania Junior Pheasant Hunt Program
Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth Hunt
The Game Commission
and Pheasants Forever invite junior hunters to a special opportunity to harvest
a wild pheasant in Pennsylvania. This year marks the 2nd annual
Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area youth hunt, held within
Northumblerand, Montour, and Columbia counties. This is a true celebration
of how dedicated landowners, Pheasants
Forever, and the Game Commission have partnered together for
wildlife. Permits will be issued to 48 properly-licensed junior hunters
between the ages of 12 and 16, who must also possess the free general pheasant
hunting permit. Selected applicants will be randomly assigned a hunt date
of either November 3 or November 10, 2018. Each hunter will be assigned a
“hunt mentor” to ensure safety and guide the permittee. Each permittee is
encouraged to bring an adult parent or guardian along. Following the hunt,
permittees and their guests will be treated to a free lunch provided by
Pheasants Forever. Apply
online by Friday, August 3rd. The drawing for permits
will be held Friday, August 17th, and successful candidates will be
notified by Friday, August 24th. Good luck to all applicants!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Game Commission provides 15,000 birds for the youth pheasant hunt season each year. Junior hunters do not need a hunting license, and must have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course.
Junior Pheasant Season regulations and stocking locations.