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Pennsylvania Junior Pheasant Hunt Program



The Pennsylvania Game Commission provides many opportunities for Junior Hunters in the Commonwealth. Junior hunters can attend an organized Junior Pheasant Hunt Event or head afield with family and friends for the special junior pheasant season. Specific regulations apply for all junior pheasant hunting opportunities.

Junior Pheasant Hunt Events

This is a special hunting opportunity for juniors between 12 and 16 years of age, who have successfully completed a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course. Each year, sponsoring sportsmen's organizations from around the state host these events. Hunting licenses are not required, but participants must wear the necessary amount of fluorescent orange and be accompanied by an adult.

If your sportsmen's organization is interested in hosting an event, contact recruitakid@pa.gov for more information and download our Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide to help you to plan your hunting event.

If you own a hunting dog and would like to volunteer as a dog handler at one of these events, please register here.

Junior Pheasant Season

The Game Commission provides 15,000 birds for the youth pheasant hunt season each year. Junior hunters do not need a hunting license, but must have successfully completed a hunter trapper education course.

View the Junior Pheasant Season regulations and stocking locations.









Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797