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Ring-Necked Pheasant

BUY your Pheasant Permit

Online (Pheasant Permit can be printed)
In person at an Issuing Agent, and walk out the door with your license.

Hunting

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. 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.

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. 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.

Explore this interactive map including most lands scheduled for pheasant stocking in 2019. Each data point includes the number of pheasants and pheasant releases for 2018, and potential hunting habitat.

Ring-Necked Pheasant stocking map

Pheasant Allocation by list or by interactive map
Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth Hunt
Junior Pheasant Hunt Program;  Junior Pheasant Hunt Stocking Locations (PDF)
Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide (PDF)


Reference

Wildlife Note
Pennsylvania Pheasant History
Ring-Necked Pheasant Management Plan (PDF)
Pheasant Harvest Rates - 2017 (PDF)
Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas
Pheasant Management Program
Pheasant Propagation Program - Through the Year VIDEO
Preliminary Results - Hunter Survey of Pheasant Management in Pennsylvania - PowerPoint Slide Show (PPT)
Final Report - Hunter Survey on Pheasant Management in Pennsylvania (PDF)


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