The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MORGAN E. JACOBSEN
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

January 15: Deadline for Pheasant Release Applications

 

December 7, 2022



Applications are being accepted for the 2023 pheasant release program through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). Guided by statute, pen-raised birds are released in areas suitable for ring-necked pheasants with the intent to enhance wild pheasant populations. Landowners interested in releasing pen-reared pheasants have until Jan. 15 to submit an application.

Projects must comprise at least 100 contiguous acres of land and contain a combination of suitable habitat components – including cover and food – that pheasants need to survive. Suitable h...



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