Pheasant General Any Weapon Season

Management Area 3

10/19/2013 - 12/31/2013

Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant
Only pheasant cocks may be harvested.
Archery, Muzzleloader, or Shotgun ONLY.

  • YOUTH HUNT: ONLY hunters 12-17 years of age with a valid license and tag may participate in this hunt.
  • Short-range Weapons ONLY in a portion of this hunt, see note for details.
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use as an aid to hunting for wildlife is restricted to established roadways open to motorized vehicle traffic capable of travel by full-sized automobiles. A full-size automobile shall be defined as any motorized vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 1,500 lbs. Find out more information about hunting with ATVs and the Motor Hunting Restriction at

Area 3 seasons begin at one-half hour before sunrise on opening day. Daily bag limit 3 cocks and possesssion limit of 6 cocks. Limits on Fort Boise WMA (including Gold Island) in Canyon County, C.J. Strike WMA in Owyhee County, Birding Island segment of the Payette River WMA in Payette County and Montour Management Area in Gem County and Niagara Springs WMA in Gooding County REDUCED to a Daily Bag Limit of 2 cocks and a Possession Limit of 6 cocks after the first day of the season. Seasons begin in all WMAs in the Southwest Region at 10 a.m. and one-half hour before sunrise in the Magic Valley Region WMAs.

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Hunt Area

Management Area 3
Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington counties (including all islands in the Snake River except Patch and Porter Islands). Area Size: 21,411,914 acres
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No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Wildlife Management Area Pheasant Permit* $23.75 2013 (17 and older)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2013 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2012 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2011 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Wildlife Management Area Pheasant Permit* $51.75 2013 (17 and older)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2013 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2012 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2011 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)

A valid hunting license is required.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.14% 0.14 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 4.74% 4.74 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 1.49% 1.49 %
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 0.14% 0.14 %
Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 0.68% 0.68 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 0.02% 0.02 %
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 0.03% 0.03 %
Private Graph illustrating 28.63% 28.63 %
Other Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. Military Graph illustrating 0.59% 0.59 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 26.47% 26.47 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 37.03% 37.03 %

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish & Game program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Urban Graph illustrating 0.81% 0.81 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.33% 0.33 %
Rock Graph illustrating 1.5% 1.5 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.52% 1.52 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 4.15% 4.15 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 8.52% 8.52 %
Forest Graph illustrating 26.88% 26.88 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 1.59% 1.59 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 54.69% 54.69 %

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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources


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Getting There


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