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September 7, 2021

Registration Now Open for 2021’s Youth Pheasant Hunt

Updated: September 14, 2021

Youth Pheasant Hunt

This year’s guided Take a Kid Hunting Pheasant Hunt will take place on Saturday, October 30. Properly licensed and supervised youth hunters have the opportunity to hunt one of the Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) stocked specifically for this program.

Guided morning hunts are offered, however participants must Register. 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!

COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing guidelines will be in effect and capacity for participants at each location will be limited.

No walk-in participants will be accepted.

Youth hunters who do not register for the guided hunt can still participate October 30 and November 1-5 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.

Additional opportunities for youth:

Registered TAK youth participants are invited to attend one of the three FREE introductory trap shooting opportunities. These events are offered in the northern, central, and southern region of the State. Event information and registration can be found HERE.
Access codes for the Mallard Trap Club and Pine Valley Trap Club locations can be obtained by emailing

If you have any questions, please contact staff at or (856)-629-1014.

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