Pheasant & Quail Hunt
A few more pheasants should be available to hunt in central and northern Utah this fall. And good numbers of quail should be available to hunt in various parts of the state. Utah’s pheasant and quail hunt starts Nov 3. Jason Wildlife biologists in northern Utah report seeing good broods of young pheasants as they’ve conducted their field work this year. “Mild conditions allowed more adult pheasants to make it though this past winter,” Robinson says. “Also, because pheasants live in agricultural areas that are watered regularly, they’re not affected by drought as much as some upland game species are.” To find pheasants, look in wetland areas and agricultural areas that have thick cover, such as crops, grass, shrubs or cattails. If you don’t mind hunting with a lot of other hunters, Utah’s wild life management areas can be good places to hunt. To provide extra pheasants on the WMAs, birds the DWR has purchased from private bird growers will be released on many of the WMAs before the Nov 3 opener.