Utah pheasant hunt dates 2020

Utah pheasant hunt dates 2020 DEFAULT

DWR News Release

Many upland game and waterfowl hunts are already underway across Utah. The general-season pheasant and quail hunts open Nov. 7. If you are planning to target either of these birds this fall, here is what you should know.

Pheasant (ring-necked)

Utah’s general pheasant hunting season runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 6.

The number of pheasants and where they can be found will depend on where you are hunting in Utah. Northern Utah saw an average brood production, and hunting success should be about the same as last year. The majority of pheasants can be located on private land in the eastern portion of Box Elder County. In central Utah, pheasants can be located primarily around Utah Lake, in particular at the Powell Slough WMA and on the Utah Lake Wetland Preserve.

The wild pheasant population is relatively limited in the southeastern part of the state, and hunting conditions will be similar to last year. Most of the pheasants in this part of the state will be found near irrigated fields on private lands. Popular pheasant hunting areas include the Green River Valley near the town of Green River, the Miller Creek area of Carbon and Emery counties, as well as in Huntington, Straight and Ferron canyons.

In southern Utah, hunters can find some wild pheasants in Sevier and Piute counties. The hunting is expected to be fair in those areas, and most of the birds are located on private property. Hunters should remember that written permission from landowners is required to hunt on any private lands.

“Hunters should also target the DWR wildlife management areas located throughout the state because we will be releasing about 12,000 pen-reared rooster pheasants in these areas,” Heather Talley, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources upland game coordinator, said. “Birds will be released each week throughout November to help increase hunter success and give everyone a good opportunity to harvest birds this season.”

Visit the DWR website to see where pheasants will be released throughout the season. (Many of the locations include WMAs and walk-in access areas — which is an area of private land on which the DWR has leased certain hunting, trapping or fishing privileges.) For a full list of WMAs that can be hunted for upland game and which seasons they are open for, visit the 2020-21 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. To locate a walk-in access area near you, visit the DWR website. 

In general, pheasants like areas with nearby fields of wheat or corn that provide feed for them. Pheasants also prefer habitat with stemmed grass that provides nesting cover, as well as areas with dense woods or wetlands with thick cattails that provide shelter during the snowy winter months. These birds are good at hiding in brush, so hunting with a well-trained dog will increase your chances of success.

“If you don’t have a dog, you can still be successful by walking slowly to flush out the pheasants,” Talley said. “Many times, they will flush if you stand near them for a few minutes because they think that they’ve been spotted.”

Walking along ditch banks or fence lines is also a good hunting strategy. Pheasants typically prefer to run rather than fly away, so if you walk along these areas, you are more likely to drive them out into the open, where they will flush.

“If you do choose to hunt on one of our WMAs, be willing to hike a long way away from parking areas and other hunters to increase your chances of finding the wild birds,” Talley said.

Hunters should also remember that several of the WMAs require non-toxic shot (for example, steel shot) when hunting. Lead shot may not be used. For more information about the pheasant hunts, visit the DWR website.

Quail (California and Gambel’s)

Utah’s general quail hunting season runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 31.

Hunting quail also differs in each area of the state. In northeastern Utah, much of the quail habitat is on private land, so make sure to obtain written permission from the landowner prior to hunting. In central Utah, the highest concentrations of California quail are in urban areas, which limits most hunting opportunities.

In southeastern Utah, the brood production of California quail was very good for the second consecutive year. Wet conditions last winter helped produce an abundant food source this spring and summer. Quail are not widespread in southeastern Utah, but there are localized populations near farmlands along the Colorado and Green rivers, as well as in lower Huntington Canyon and along the Price River.

Quail numbers are fairly low in much of southern Utah, but their populations are improving in Kane and Garfield counties, and they can be located south and east of Kanab, along the Arizona state line. The Gambel’s quail numbers in Washington County are slightly up from last year. Hunters should look for quail in the brushy washes of western Washington County.

California and Gambel’s quail are hunted using similar methods — just in different habitats.  When hunting Gambel’s quail, look for Joshua trees, dry washes, and draws with black brush or desert almond. California quail will occupy washes containing water and brushy cover, and will eat flowers from grasses, trees and shrubs, as well as seeds and leaves.

“It’s best to hunt quail with a trained hunting dog, since quail would rather hunker down and hide than fly away,” Talley said. “Holding the quail in place with a dog will enable you to get close enough to flush the birds and get a shot. If you don’t have a dog, you can still hunt quail successfully. If you get close enough to running quail before they fly, you can still get a good shot.”

Youth hunts

The statewide youth pheasant hunt will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, and pheasants will be released just before the hunt. The statewide youth quail hunt will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. If you were 17 years of age or younger on July 31, and you’ve completed Hunter Education, you can participate in the hunt. If you haven’t yet finished Hunter Education — and you’re at least 12 years old — you still might be able to participate through Utah’s Trial Hunting program. You must also have a hunting license and follow all of the state’s upland game hunting rules.

Upland Game Slam

To add an extra challenge to your hunts this fall, consider participating in the Upland Game Slam. Similar to the Utah Cutthroat Slam, it encourages hunters to harvest a variety of upland game species, while generating money to help fund a variety of habitat and upland game-related projects.

Hunters complete a slam by harvesting the required amount of the target species. Each slam is designed to give you an extra challenge while you’re hunting, as well as the opportunity to earn a commemorative, collectible coin. The entry fee is $20 for hunters 18 years of age or older, or $10 for hunters 17 years of age or younger. Learn more about how to participate in the Upland Game Slam on the DWR website.

A new, eighth slam has been added this year. The “Appetizer Slam” includes some of Utah’s smaller game birds, including California quail, Gambel’s quail and mourning dove. To complete the slam, hunters must harvest one of each of the three species within a single hunting season.

Check the 2020-21 Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for details on regulations for hunting each species, including the legal weapons for each upland game species.

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Once upon a time, Utah was a destination state for hunting pheasants. However, once the habitat started disappearing, bumper crops of birds decreased and became a thing of the past. Even though pheasant hunting isn’t as popular as it once was, it’s still a great place for hunting upland birds. Discover the best places to find a good pheasant habitat.

The Best Places to Hunt Pheasant

Arguably, the best places for pheasant hunters in Utah are the central and northern regions, specifically the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Surrounding areas. Some other great spots include:

  • March edges of the Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake
  • Willard Bay Upland WMA
  • Ogden Bay WMA
  • Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

Continue to read more about particular spots prime for pheasant hunters.

Pheasant Hunting Hotspots

Some of the best Wildlife Management Areas for pheasant hunters are located in Box Elder County, in Cache County, near Cutler March and along the Bear River, and in Western Weber County. Another prime area is in the Nephi area. In Northeast Utah, check walk-in areas and WMAs in Uintah and Duchesne Counties.

In WMAs, you can count on quality habitat that contains naturally reproducing birds already present in the area. Many habitats also stock the field before the season begins. In Utah, Interstate 70 is the unofficial boundary for pheasant territory since a suitable ringneck habitat is sparse south of I-70. Near Richfield in Sevier County, WMAs offer hunters good prospects for successful pheasant hunting.

Creek bottoms and fencerows offer the best spots to work. Other areas in central Utah include Huntington and Cleveland, with the Huntington WMA being a well-known hunting hotspot for pheasants. Although Utah’s Walk-In Access Program is still new, thousands of private land in Utah is open for public hunting.

Walk-In Access Properties

A Walk-In Access (WIA) property is an area of private land on which the Division of Wildlife Resources has leased hunting, trapping, and fishing privileges for those with an authorization number—which can be easily obtained here: https://wildlifelicense.utah.gov/hflo/main/serv1/index.html?server=serv1

Landowners enrolled in the WIA program get monetary compensation based upon a few factors, including acceptable habitat and wildlife, the amount of land, and the length of time the water or land is enrolled in the program. They can also qualify for habitat restoration projects to help attract and benefit wildlife species. Access to Walk-In Access property is limited to foot traffic only, in most cases, unless the landowner designates roads for vehicle travel.

Pheasant Hunting Season 2020

The season for pheasant hunting is just about over (Feb 15), but resumes in November, so you have plenty of time to prepare for this year’s pheasant hunt. To take advantage of this year’s hunting season, book your hunting trip now, as they go fast.

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If you’re looking for a highly-trained and experienced guide for this year’s pheasant hunt, contact us now. We can pair you with the perfect guide for the perfect hunt. Our hunting guides book early, so don’t hesitate to call us.

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Hunting pheasant and quail? Here’s information you need to know

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Upland game and waterfowl hunts are already happening across Utah. Given the state of animal populations, there are some rules hunters should know

The DNR Wildlife resources have sent a release with specific information about each bird. The information for hunters is below.

Pheasants (ring-necked)

The general hunting season for pheasants runs from Nov 7, to Dec 6, 2020.

The number of pheasants and where they can be found will depend on where you are hunting in Utah. Northern Utah saw average brood production, and hunting success should be about the same as last year.

The majority of pheasants can be located on private land in the eastern portion of Box Elder County. In Central Utah, pheasants can be located primarily around Utah Lake, in particular at the Powell Slough WMA and on the Utah Lake Wetland Preserve.

The DNR states: “The wild pheasant population is relatively limited in the southeastern part of the state, and hunting conditions will be similar to last year. Most of the pheasants in this part of the state will be found near irrigated fields on private lands. Popular pheasant hunting areas include the Green River Valley near the town of Green River, the Miller Creek area of Carbon and Emery counties, as well as in Huntington, Straight, and Ferron canyons.”

“In southern Utah, hunters can find some wild pheasants in Sevier and Piute counties. The hunting is expected to be fair in those areas, and most birds are located on private property.”

Hunters should remember that written permission from landowners is required to hunt on any private lands.

“Hunters should also target the DWR wildlife management areas located throughout the state because we will be releasing about 12,000 pen-reared rooster pheasants in these areas,” Heather Talley, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources upland game coordinator, said. “Birds will be released each week throughout November to help increase hunter success and give everyone a good opportunity to harvest birds this season.”

According to the press release: To see where the pheasants will be released this season visit the DWR website (Many of the locations include WMAs and walk-in access areas — which is an area of private land on which the DWR has leased certain hunting, trapping, or fishing privileges.) For a full list of WMAs that can be hunted for upland game and which seasons they are open for, visit the 2020-21 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. To locate a walk-in access area near you, visit the DWR website. 

Hunting Tips:

“If you don’t have a dog, you can still be successful by walking slowly to flush out the pheasants,” Talley said. “Many times, they will flush if you stand near them for a few minutes because they think that they’ve been spotted.”

Walking along ditch banks or fence lines is also a good hunting strategy. Pheasants typically prefer to run rather than fly away, so if you walk along these areas, you are more likely to drive them out into the open, where they will flush. 

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“If you do choose to hunt on one of our WMAs, be willing to hike a long way away from parking areas and other hunters to increase your chances of finding the wild birds,” Talley said. 

Non Toxic shot is required at several of the WMA’s (steel shot) when hunting. Lead shot man not be used.

Quail (California and Gambel’s)

The general hunting season for Quail runs from Nov 7 to Dec 31, 2020

Hunting Quail also is different in each area of the state. According to the press release: “In northeastern Utah, much of the quail habitat is on private land, so make sure to obtain written permission from the landowner before hunting. In central Utah, the highest California quail concentrations are in urban areas, limiting most hunting opportunities.

The state DNR says: “In southeastern Utah, the brood production of California quail was perfect for the second consecutive year. Wet conditions last winter helped produce an abundant food source this spring and summer. Quail are not widespread in southeastern Utah, but there are localized populations near farmlands along the Colorado and Green rivers, as well as in lower Huntington Canyon and along the Price River.”

“Quail numbers are fairly low in much of southern Utah, but their populations are improving in Kane and Garfield counties, and they can be located south and east of Kanab, along the Arizona state line. The Gambel’s quail numbers in Washington County are slightly up from last year. Hunters should look for quail in the brushy washes of western Washington County.”

Hunting tips:

What you should look for when hunting quail “California and Gambel’s quail are hunted using similar methods — just in different habitats.  When hunting Gambel’s quail, look for Joshua trees, dry washes, and draws with black brush or desert almond. California quail will occupy washes containing water and brushy cover and will eat flowers from grasses, trees, and shrubs, as well as seeds and leaves.”

“It’s best to hunt quail with a trained hunting dog since quail would rather hunker down and hide than fly away,” Talley said. “Holding the quail in place with a dog will enable you to get close enough to flush the birds and get a shot. If you don’t have a dog, you can still hunt quail successfully. If you get close enough to running quail before they fly, you can still get a good shot.”

Youth Hunts:

The statewide youth pheasant hunt will occur from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, and pheasants will be released just before the hunt. The statewide youth quail hunt will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. If you were 17 years of age or younger on July 31, and you’ve completed Hunter Education, you can participate in the hunt. If you haven’t yet finished Hunter Education — and you’re at least 12 years old — you still might be able to participate through Utah’s Trial Hunting program. You must also have a hunting license and follow all of the state’s upland game hunting rules.

Hunters can also participate in the Upland Game Slam

Hunters are urged to check the 2020-21 Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for details on regulations for hunting each species, including the legal weapons for each upland game species.

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Common questions about hunting Utah pheasants

When is pheasant hunting season?

  • Youth pheasant hunt (statewide): Oct. 30–Nov. 4, 2021
  • General season pheasant hunt (statewide): Nov. 6–Dec. 5, 2021

For more information about pheasant hunting seasons, read the Utah DWR Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook.

What youth hunt opportunities are available?

The youth pheasant hunt is open statewide Oct. 30–Nov. 4, 2021. Pheasants will be released before the hunt in areas indicated on the pheasant release map. There are also some additional opportunities for young hunters.

Does the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources release pheasants?

Yes. The Division releases approximately 12,000 rooster pheasants for the youth and general-season hunts. There is not a fixed schedule of when pheasants will be released, but birds are generally released for the season opener and weekends.

Where are pheasants released?

Pheasants are released throughout Utah based on how many pheasant hunters are afield in a given area. More pheasants are usually released in areas that are close to larger cities. See a map of pheasant release areas.

What license or permit is required to hunt pheasant?

You must possess a valid Utah hunting or combination license to hunt pheasant and other upland game. You can buy a license online, at a Division office or at a license agent location. Utah does not require an additional hunting permit or a habitat or pheasant stamp.

Are pheasant hunters required to wear hunter orange?

Hunter orange is not required for upland game hunts in Utah, but we strongly encourage pheasant hunters to wear hunter orange. Pheasant hunting season takes place at a time of the year when there are many active hunts. Hunter orange makes you more visible to other hunters.

What are the legal shooting hours?

Do I need a magazine plug to hunt pheasants on Waterfowl Management Areas?

If you are hunting pheasants on a WMA property, you do not have to have a magazine plug. If you plan to hunt any migratory species, your shotgun must be limited to a total capacity of three rounds or less.

What is the bag and possession limit?

The daily bag limit is 2 roosters and the total possession limit is 6 roosters.

Is nontoxic shot required when hunting pheasants in certain areas?

Sours: https://wildlife.utah.gov/pheasant-faq.html

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Utah’s hunting seasons are currently underway. The mountains of Utah represent a beautiful background for the Beehive State’s vast hunting lands. The most beautiful landscapes of the United States are found in Utah’s portion of the Rocky Mountains, allowing you to explore beautiful nature and achieve a bountiful hunt. On top of the scenery, the state offers premier hunting of big game, including deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep.

Utah Deer Seasons

ArcheryAug. 21-17
MuzzleloaderSept. 29-Oct. 7
Early SeasonOct. 13-17
General SeasonOct. 23-31
Late SeasonOct. 28-Nov. 5

Utah makes deer hunting easy by providing permits through it Utah Hunting and Fishing app, allowing you to purchase permits on the go before heading out to hunt. First-time hunters in the state can participate in the trial hunting program, which gives new big-game hunters the opportunity to try out the sport without taking the required Hunter Education course. For more information, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website.

Utah Elk Seasons

Archery, Any BullAug. 21-Sept. 22
Archery, Spike ElkAug. 21-Sept. 10
General Spike/Bull ElkOct. 9-21
MuzzleloaderNov. 3-11
Youth Firearms, Bull ElkSept. 18-26

Utah may limit hunting dates in specific units/areas of the state. Utah hunters are required to report any hunt and harvest information within 30 days of the season end dates, even if your hunt was unsuccessful.

Utah Turkey Seasons

Fall General SeasonOct. 1-Feb. 28**
Spring Limited EntryApr. 9-28, 2022
Spring Youth HuntApr. 29-May 1, 2022
Spring General SeasonMay 2-31, 2022

Utah turkey hunters may consider joining the state’s Upland Game Slam program, which partners with a variety of conservation groups. Hunters help fund upland game projects and are eligible to earn prizes for successfully harvesting turkey and other game. For more information, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website.

Utah Small Game Seasons

GrouseSept. 25-Oct. 17
Partridge and PheasantSept. 25-Feb. 15
Sandhill CraneSept. 4-Nov. 2**
QuailNov. 7-Dec. 31
RabbitSept. 1-Feb. 28
PigeonSept. 1-14
CrowSept. 1-30 and Dec. 1-Feb. 28

 

**Season dates may vary across the state and by county. For specific dates in your part of Utah, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website.

 

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Utah hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website. 
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Utah Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – February 15, 2021

Resident License Fees:

$34

Non-Resident License Fees:

$72
3-Day $42

Special Permits:

Sage Grouse Permit $10
Sharp-Tailed Permit $10
White-Tailed Ptarmigan $10

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
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Ring-Necked Pheasant

Utah Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 6 – December 5, 2021

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession


Gambel's Quail

Utah Gambel’s Quail Season

November 6 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with California


California Quail

Utah California Quail Season

November 6 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Gambel’s


Chukar

Utah Chukar Season

September 25 – February 15, 2022

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession


Hungarian Partridge

Utah Hungarian Partridge Season

September 25 – February 15, 2022

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession


Blue Grouse

Utah Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed


Ruffed Grouse

Utah Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2021

 Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Blue


Sharptail Grouse

Utah Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 25 – October 17, 2021

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required


White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Utah White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

September 1 – October 31, 2021

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession


Sage Grouse

Utah Sage Grouse Season

September 25 – October 17, 2021

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required

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