Phasianus colchicus Seasons and Bag Limits:2020-21, Digest, Small Game Section
Ring-necked Pheasant Wildlife Note
Online (Pheasant Permit can be printed)In person at an Issuing Agent, and walk out the door with your license.
interactive map including most lands scheduled for pheasant stocking in 2020. Each data point includes the number of pheasants and pheasant releases for 2019, and potential hunting habitat.
Pheasant Allocation by list or by
Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth HuntJunior Pheasant Hunt ProgramJunior Pheasant Hunt Stocking Locations (PDF)Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide (PDF)
Pennsylvania Pheasant HistoryRing-Necked Pheasant Management Plan (PDF)Pheasant Harvest Rates - 2017 (PDF)Wild Pheasant Recovery AreasPheasant Management ProgramPheasant Propagation Program - Through the Year VIDEOPreliminary Results - Hunter Survey of Pheasant Management in Pennsylvania - PowerPoint Slide Show (PPT)Final Report - Hunter Survey on Pheasant Management in Pennsylvania (PDF)
2020-21, Digest, Small Game Section
Notable changes for the 2020-21 seasons include permitting either-sex pheasant hunting statewide, outside of Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas.
There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except within the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, as authorized by executive order.
Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license: Oct. 10-17 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male and female pheasants may be taken in all WMUs.
Statewide: Oct. 24-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male and female pheasants may be taken in all WMUs.