Pheasant

Species Description

Long-tailed and chicken-like. The adult male is an iridescent mix of bronze, green, and black, with a red fleshy patch of skin around the eye and usually a white ring around the neck. The female is brown with a pointed tail, not rounded as in grouse and prairie-chickens. The voice of male is a harsh two-syllable SCAA-konk; the hen’s is a soft keea, keea.

Biological Information
Title
Seasons
Pheasant

Photo of a male ring-necked pheasant walking on the ground.

Season Not Open
  • October 29, 2022 to October 30, 2022
Notes

Open to youths age 6 through 15. Youths who are not hunter-education certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult; however, the adult may not hunt pheasants.

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully-feathered head must be left attached during transportation and storage.

Daily limit: 2 male pheasants
Possession limit: 4 male pheasants

Pheasant: Hunting: Allowed Methods

Methods

Shotgun

Additional Info

Special Provision During the Firearms Deer Season: During the November portion statewide and antlerless portion in open counties, shot must be no larger than No. 4. This restriction does not apply to landowners hunting on land they own.

Season Not Open
  • November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023
Notes

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully-feathered head must be left attached during transportation and storage.

Daily limit: 2 male pheasants
Possession limit: 4 male pheasants

Pheasant: Hunting: Allowed Methods

Methods

Shotgun

Additional Info

Special Provision During the Firearms Deer Season: During the November portion statewide and antlerless portion in open counties, shot must be no larger than No. 4. This restriction does not apply to landowners hunting on land they own.