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2022 Pheasant stocking

See the Combined Hunting Regulations for more information on pheasant hunting.

The Wisconsin DNR plans to stock approximately 75,000 pheasants from the state game farm on over 80 properties statewide. Depending on production levels, pheasants are released once prior to the pheasant hunting season and then twice a week for the first two to three weeks of the season. After that, birds are released about once a week until the 9-day gun deer season. More information on the 2021 Pheasant Holiday Stocking can be found here, under the “Season Dates” tab

The 2022 Pheasant Season is is Oct. 16, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022. The bag limit is one rooster daily Oct. 16-17 and two roosters daily for the remainder of the season. Pheasant hunters need a valid small game license and a 2021 Pheasant Stamp.

FFLIGHT is the Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool, an online map showing properties stocked with pheasants, managed dove fields and suitable cover for ruffed grouse and woodcock. Visit and search keyword “FFLIGHT” for more information.

12:00 p.m. Closure Areas are properties where pheasant hunting hours close at 12pm on weekdays beginning the third day of the season. The remainder of the season and all other properties follow regular small game hunting hours listed in the combined hunting regulations.

Hen/Rooster Areas are properties where the harvest of both roosters and hens is allowed. The bag limit is one pheasant daily Oct. 16-17 and two pheasants daily for the remainder of the season. All other properties only allow the harvest of roosters.

The Day-old Chick (DOC) Program allows conservation clubs to raise and release pheasants on private land open to public hunting or on approved state-owned lands. Hunters are reminded to be polite and notify landowners before hunting on open private property as part of the DOC program. Visit and search keyword “Game Farm” for more information.

NOTE: the DOC program will be unavailable in fall 2021

2021 Pheasant Holiday Hunting Opportunities
The Pheasant Holiday stocking was initiated in 2017 to provide pheasant hunters an additional opportunity, with families and friends, to have a pheasant hunt during the holiday season. Because of the continued interest in the Pheasant Holiday Stocking, the State Game Farm and Wildlife Management will be expanding the holiday pheasant stocking to 25 state properties in 2021. These properties will be stocked over a 2-day period during the week of Dec. 20, 2021. Number of pheasant stocked per property will be similar to the normal stocking levels seen during late stocking season.

Properties to be stocked for the 2021 Pheasant Holiday Hunt will be:
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Year County Property Name Stocked by DNR Stocked by DOC 12PM Closure Area Hen / Rooster Area Acres for Hunting Stocking Levels
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