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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:05

Good Pheasant Hunting in Utah

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We here at Shotem and Caughtem have not heard good things for the start of upland bird hunting in our area.  As such we thought we might find out where the hot spots were this year so that we might share with others on a good place to go find birds.  What we found is that Utah might be the place to go for some great Pheasant hunting this year.

More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.  The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.  This year's Utah general pheasant hunt opened at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and runs until Nov. 17 across most of the state.  The DWR and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife worked together to buy the birds, which will be released in areas that have good pheasant habitat and good access for public hunters. 

In the Top of Utah area, birds will be released at the Howard Slough Wildlife Management Area, the Ogden Bay Wildlife Management Area, the Harold Crane Wildlife Management Area and near Willard Bay.  Birds will also be released on select walk-in access areas in Box Elder, Cache, Emery, Utah and Wayne counties.

For directions and a complete list of release locations, visit http://utahdnr.maps.arcgis.com .

Let us know how hunting season is going in your area in the comment section below and post pics of your adventures in the galleries.