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September 1, 2023

Registration Opens Tuesday for 2023 Youth Pheasant Hunt

Register for the Youth Pheasant Hunt!

Spaces Fill Quickly!

This year’s Take a Kid Hunting Pheasant Hunt will take place on Saturday, November 4.  Properly licensed and supervised youth hunters have the opportunity to hunt one of ten (10) Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) stocked specifically for this program.

Eight (8) guided morning hunts are offered, however participants must REGISTER . Registration opens Tuesday, September 5. When registration reaches capacity for each WMA, it will no longer appear on the online registration form. Registration closes October 15. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Priority will be given to first time participants and we encourage youth who have never had the opportunity to upland hunt to take advantage of this program!

Walk-in participants will NOT be accepted.

Youth hunters who do not register for the guided morning hunt can still participate November 4 and November 6-10 on any of the 10 WMAs stocked for the Take a Kid Pheasant Hunting program.  Youth hunters must be properly licensed and accompanied by a properly licensed mentor.

If you have any questions, please contact staff at

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