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For information on pheasant hunting, contact:
Jaqi Christopher
Assistant upland ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Pheasant hunting


Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool (FFLIGHT): This interactive mapping tool allows hunters to locate properties stocked with pheasants along with managed dove fields and suitable habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock. FFLIGHT also allows hunters to use aerial maps, topography and measuring tools to easily navigate and identify areas of interest to make their trips more productive and enjoyable.

Pheasant hunting has long been a Wisconsin tradition. The ring-necked pheasant was introduced as a game bird to Wisconsin as early as the late 1800s. Ideal habitat conditions allowed the population to flourish and expand rapidly. In the 1940s the pheasant population began to decline due to limited habitat availability, modern agricultural practices and urbanization. Today's pheasant population is most common in the west-central and southeastern regions of the state.

In response to the population decline, the Pheasant Stamp was created in 1991 to provide funds for pheasant restoration and management. The management of ring-necked pheasants in Wisconsin is in large part due to revenues generated from the sale of the Pheasant Stamp. Habitat projects funded by Pheasant Stamp dollars along with countless partner dollars and efforts have managed, preserved and restored thousands of acres of nesting and winter habitat.

Check out the 2018 fall upland game bird hunting forecast [PDF].

Season Information


Pheasant reports includes:

  • Spring Pheasant Survey
  • Rural Mail Carrier Pheasant Survey Reports
  • Preliminary Ten Week Brood Observations

State Game Farm

The State Game Farm and the pheasant stocking program provide quality pheasant hunting opportunities on public and private lands, promote safe and ethical behavior in the field, and cooperate with conservation groups dedicated to promoting pheasant hunting in the state. Learn more about the State Game Farm.

Last revised: Thursday September 13 2018