Utah – -(AmmoLand.com)- More than 10,000 pheasants will be released in Utah.
If you head afield for pheasants this fall, you’ll likely find fewer wild birds. The number of pheasants released by the Division of Wildlife Resources hasn’t taken a dip, though: more than 10,000 birds will be released. The 61 pheasant-release sites include a new site near Heber City and six new sites near Utah Lake.
Utah’s 2018 general pheasant hunt runs Nov. 3 – Dec. 2 on both private and public land.
New release sites
The marshes and other areas around Utah Lake provide great habitat for pheasants. And they also draw lots of hunters. To try to spread hunters out, and give everyone a better chance to take a bird, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists will release pheasants at six new sites around the lake this fall.
For the first time ever, they’ll also release pheasants on the Wallsburg Wildlife Management Area near Heber City. Adding the WMA to the list of release sites will give hunters in Wasatch County a close-to-home place to hunt pheasants.
Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the DWR, says biologists and conservation officers will release pheasants before each weekend of …Read the Rest