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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and download our 2023 Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide (PDF) to help you to plan your hunting event.
Junior Pheasant Hunt Season - Statewide, October 7-14, 2023
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.
2023 Junior Pheasant Season Stocking Locations (PDF)