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For information on pheasant hunting, contact:
Alaina Gerrits
Assistant upland wildlife ecologist
608-261-8458

2021 Pheasant stocking

Attention Hunters: Due to COVID-19 operational changes pheasant stocking levels have been reduced this fall statewide. Due to this reduction some formerly stocked properties will not be stocked with pheasants this year. Check for information for individual properties below.

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

The Wisconsin DNR plans to stock approximately 50,000 pheasants from the state game farm. 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. No properties will be stocked after the 9-day gun deer season in 2020 except during the Pheasant Holiday Stocking. More information on the 2020 Pheasant Holiday Stocking can be found here, under the “Season Dates” tab

The 2021 Pheasant Season is Oct. 17 - Jan. 3 . The daily bag limit is 1 pheasant Oct. 17-18 , then 2 pheasant 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 dnr.wi.gov 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 daily bag limit is 1 pheasant Oct. 17-18 , then 2 pheasant 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 dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “Game Farm” for more information.

NOTE: this program will be unavailable in fall 2020

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