Wyoming Game and Fish Announces Youth-Only Pheasant Hunt Near Lovell
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 10, 2022
Wyoming Game and Fish wants to inspire the hunting spirit in the Bighorn Basin’s next generation with a special pheasant hunt in a wildlife habitat management area near Lovell.
The youth-only pheasant hunt will be conducted Nov. 18-20 at Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Lovell. During this three-day timeframe, pheasant hunting is restricted to youth only on all lands within the area north of the Shoshone River.
“Pheasant hunting is a great way to introduce youth to hunting and spend time together as a family outdoors,” said Colten Galambas, Lovell area game warden. “We encourage families to bring their kids out to Yellowtail for this special opportunity to hunt birds.”
Before 2021, the youth hunt had been limited to one day per season. However, last year, the youth hunt dates were expanded to a three-day frame to provide a better opportunity for youth to harvest birds.
A youth is defined as anyone 17 years of age or younger. To participate, youth hunters must have a pheasant special management permit and have successfully completed a hunter education course or be enrolled in Wyoming’s hunter mentor program before hunting during the youth hunt. In addition, youth over the age of 14 years must possess a valid game bird license and conservation stamp.
All pheasant hunters must wear one article of fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink clothing (hat, shirt, sweater, jacket, vest, or coat) while hunting pheasants in Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area.