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FWP Announces January 15 is Deadline for Pheasant Release Applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2024 pheasant release program through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). As part of the program, 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 January 15 to apply.

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 habitat include...


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