TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Pheasant hunters will be going afield in much of Idaho on Saturday for the state’s annual pheasant hunt.


The season runs through Nov. 30 in eastern Idaho and through Dec. 31 in southern and northern Idaho, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The hunt already is open in northern Idaho.

Before you plan your trip, make sure you know the rules and regulations. Shooting hours, for instance, which start 30 minutes before sunrise except on nine wildlife management areas in southern Idaho where pheasants are stocked.

Shooting hours start at 10 a.m. on the following WMAs: C.J. Strike, Cartier Slough, Fort Boise, Market Lake, Montour, Mud Lake, Niagara Springs, Payette River and Sterling.

What’s the bag limit? Three cocks and a possession limit of nine except on stocked WMAs, where the daily limit is two cocks and a possession limit of six.

Make sure you put safety first whenever going afield. According to F&G, all upland game hunters are required to wear a minimum of 36 square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist during the pheasant season when hunting on WMAs. A hunter orange hat meets this requirement.

For more information, see the upland seasons and rules brochure.