Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SD 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

 

Pheasant Season -Youth Only Season Dates
Start: Sep 26, 2020
End: Oct 4, 2020

Pheasant Season - Resident Only Season Dates
Start: Oct 10, 2020
End: Oct 12, 2020

Pheasant Season - TraditionalSeason Dates
Start: Oct 17, 2020
End: Jan 3, 2021
  

GFP Commission Extends Pheasant Hunting Season, Keeps Bag Limits at 3 and Allows Unrestricted Harvest on Shooting Preserves

September 4, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. - For the first time in the history of South Dakota pheasant hunting, pheasant hunters will be able to begin hunting pheasants at 10 a.m. CT (9 a.m. MT) for the entire pheasant season, including the resident-only season, which begins this year on Saturday, October 10.


Hunters will also have the opportunity to hunt ringnecks for a couple of extra weeks as the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission extended the season to January 31, 2021. 

Daily Limit:

3 rooster pheasants

Possession Limit:

15 rooster pheasants, taken according to the daily limit. The limit accrues at the rate of 3 birds a day, and 15 birds may not be possessed until after the fifth day of hunting.

Open Area:

All of South Dakota except the following: Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Brown County is open Dec. 10, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. Renziehausen Game Production Area and Game Bird Refuge in Brown and Marshall Counties, Gerken Game Bird Refuge in Faulk County and White Lake Game Bird Refuge in Marshall County are open Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020.

Shooting Hours:

Noon Central Time for the first 7 days of the season; 10 a.m. Central Time, to sunset the rest of the season. Central Time is used for opening shooting hours statewide.

License Requirements:

Residents: Small Game License, any Combination License, Youth Small Game License or 1-Day Small Game License Nonresidents: Nonresident Small Game License or Nonresident Youth Small Game License (each valid for two 5-day hunting periods; start dates must be identified before license issued). Multiple licenses may be purchased to hunt more than the two 5-day periods allowed by one license.

Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place.

MT 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

 

2020 Pheasant Season Dates

 

Start Date

End Date

Date Setting Process

General

October 10

January 1

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Youth

September 26


 September 27

 




















Ring-necked Pheasant

Pheasants may be taken with a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge; a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow. All other means of taking are prohibited.

Sep 26 - Sep 27 Youth Only

Bag Limit: 3 cock pheasants daily. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Legally licensed youth ages 15 and under when accompanied by a nonhunting adult at least 18 years of age. Mentors for Apprentice Hunters must be at least 21 years of age. Transporting Pheasants: It is unlawful to possess or transport within the state any pheasant unless one leg and foot are left naturally attached for evidence of sex. They shall remain attached until they arrive at the permanent residence of the possessor.

Oct 10 - Jan 01

Bag Limit: 3 cock pheasants daily. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.













        


Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place.

VA 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

Quail & Pheasant

Season Dates

November 7 through January 31

Quail is closed on all public lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Bag Limits

Quail: six per day.

Pheasant: no daily or seasonal bag limit.

Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place. 

NE 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

Pheasant, quail, and partridge
Oct. 31, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021

Prairie Grouse
Sept. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021
*special permit required east of U.S. 81

Youth pheasant, quail and partridge
Oct. 24 – 25, 2020

Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place. 

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

ND 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

Season Dates

Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Youth Statewide Finalized
Regular (Male Pheasants Only) Statewide Finalized

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:
  • Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate
  • Small Game License (Not required of residents under age 16) and General Game and Habitat License
    or
    Combination License (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)
Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Nonresident Small Game License (good for two 7-day periods or one 14-day period)
  • Nonresident Youth Hunting Licenses - A nonresident under age 16 need only purchase a North Dakota resident fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and a North Dakota resident general game and habitat license to hunt small game and waterfowl, except swans and wild turkeys; provided that the nonresident's state of residence, or province or territory of Canada, provides a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota residents who are also under age 16. (Currently states of AL, AR, CO, CT, ID, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, WA and WI qualify.) To be eligible, a nonresident youth must not turn 16 before September 1 of the year for which the license is issued, and must possess a certificate of completion for a certified hunter education course. The nonresident youth may only hunt under the supervision of an adult family member or legal guardian who is licensed to hunt small game or waterfowl in this state and is subject to the same regulations as that youth's adult family member or legal guardian. Youth from states that do not qualify for reciprocity must obtain required adult nonresident licenses.

Regulations

Species Specific Regulations
Daily Limit 3
Possession Limit 12
Shooting Hours 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.
NOTE: In accordance with state law, nonresidents are not allowed to hunt on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or conservation PLOTS (Private Land Open To Sportsmen) areas from October 10-16, 2020.

Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place. 

ND DNR Website 

North Dakota 2020 Pheasant are UP 38% from last year

MN 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

MN 2020 Pheasant Hunting Season Dates and Information

Seasons

SeasonDates
StatewideOct. 10 - Jan. 3, 2021
Vermillion HighlandsDec. 14 - Jan. 3, 2021

Shooting hours

9 a.m. to sunset (Sunrise and sunset data)

Limits

Daily

DatesLimit
Oct. 10 - Nov. 302 roosters
Dec. 1 - Jan. 3, 20213 roosters

Possession

DatesLimit
Oct. 10 - Nov. 306 roosters
Dec. 1 - Jan. 3, 20219 roosters          










Make sure to check with the official state DNR / Game / Hunting authorities to confirm that no changes to the seasons have taken place. 


Minnesota 2020 Pheasant Index UP 42% Over 2019 | 37% Above 10 Year Average