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Idaho youth pheasant area to be stocked with roosters

Idaho youth get first shot at birds on an Access Yes! area in the Palouse. (Idaho Fish and Game Department)
Idaho youth get first shot at birds on an Access Yes! area in the Palouse. (Idaho Fish and Game Department)

HUNTING -- Idaho youth pheasant hunters will get a chance to pursue stocked roosters through the pheasant season, Oct. 21-Dec. 31, on 810 acre Access Yes! parcel on the Palouse River, north of Potlatch.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is promoting the program with the help of an area landowner and the Game Bird Foundation.  Here's more from IFG:

Eligible youth must be 17 years or younger, possess a valid hunting license or passport, and be accompanied by a mentor (an adult 18 years or older who possesses a valid hunting license). The mentor may also hunt.

 The number of youth hunters is limited to 5 per day.

Little Canyon shooting area will provide 25 roosters per week for eight weeks to the Palouse River Upland Game Bird Area. Birds will be banded with individual numbers to evaluate hunter use. 

With each band number hunters report, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The drawing will be held at the end of the season. The effectiveness of this system will help determine future action. Bands can be reported by calling the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston.

To access site, go 2.75 miles west of Potlatch Idaho on Highway 6 to Wellesley Road. Take a left and go another 1.75 miles to South River Road. Turn left and cross the Railroad tracks and the Palouse River Bridge. The parking lot and sign-in kiosk is on your left. Report  harvest at the end of your hunt on the mandatory report form at the kiosk.

Info:Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston, (208) 799-5010, or the Gamebird Foundation, (208) 883-3423.

 

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game is working with an area landowner and the Game Bird Foundation to provide youth pheasant hunting opportunities on an 810 acre Access Yes! parcel on the Palouse River, north of Potlatch, Idaho. Eligible youth must be 17 years or younger, possess a valid hunting license or passport, and be accompanied by a mentor (an adult 18 years or older who possesses a valid hunting license). The mentor may also hunt. Pheasant season is open until December 31st. The number of youth hunters is limited to 5 per day. Little Canyon shooting area will provide 25 roosters per week for 8 weeks to the Palouse River Upland Game Bird Area. Birds will be banded with individual numbers to evaluate hunter utilization. The Department of Fish and Game’s number will be located on each band to allow hunters to report band number. Additionally, with each band number hunters report, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The drawing will be held at the end of the season. The effectiveness of this system will help determine future action. Bands can be reported by calling the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010. Toaccess site, go 2.75 miles west of Potlatch Idaho on Highway 6 to Wellesley Road. Take a left and go another 1.75 miles to South River Road. Turn left and cross the Railroad tracks and the Palouse River Bridge. The parking lot and sign-in kiosk is on your left. Please report your harvest at the end of your hunt on the mandatory report form at the kiosk. Be safe and have fun. If you need additional information about this wonderful youth pheasant hunting opportunity, please call the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010 or the Gamebird Foundation at 208-883-3423. palouse_river_upland_game_area_map Creative Commons Licence IDFG




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