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Pheasant Stocking on WMA

Just a question are Pheasants being stocked on the WMA or have they been furloughed? We went out Saturday and didn't hear any shots with full parking lots that seems odd.

Answer

The Department continues to stock nine Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) with pheasants each fall.  Because the price of pheasants increased in 2013, the number of pheasants stocked has decreased a bit .  That being said, there are still good opportunities out there.  Some of the most successful WMA pheasant hunters like to hunt the thick patches of cover that provide shelter for those birds that did not get harvested on the day of release.  For a complete list of stocking locations and schedules, please see the following link: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=275.