Pennsylvania Junior Pheasant Hunt Program
Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth Hunt
The Pennsylvania Game
Commission and Pheasants Fo celebrate the return of wild pheasant hunting
to Pennsylvania. Through years of dedicated habitat improvement and research,
the reverWild Pheasant Recovery Area program has successfully restored huntable numbers
of wild pheasants to farmland in Northumberland and Montour counties.
The 4th annual wild pheasant youth hunts will be held on Saturday, November 7
and Saturday, November 14. You are invited to complete the application
below for a chance to be drawn for a permit to participate in one of these two
hunts (each successful applicant will be randomly assigned to one of the two
hunt days). To be eligible for this drawing you must be between the ages of 12
and 16, and have a valid Junior Hunting License with a Junior Pheasant Permit.
Once the drawing is completed, successful applicants will be notified and
further coordination concerning the hunt will take place. A successful applicant
will be assigned a hunt mentor to assist in ensuring safety as well as guiding
the permittee. Each permittee should be accompanied by an adult parent or
guardian to observe and share in the experience. Closing date for applications
is Sunday, September 20 with a drawing date of Tuesday, September 22.
Successful applicants will be notified by close of business on Friday,
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 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.
Junior Pheasant Season stocking locations (PDF).