By Staff – 14 Oct ’14
Pheasant hunters will be pleased to learn there will be more locations to hunt during the general season this year as good moisture levels have provided adequate cover at Walk-In Areas that were not stocked in 2013.
Dry conditions last summer prevented growth of cover in Platte and Laramie counties, limiting pheasant stocking and hunting opportunities for hunters. “We’ve had a lot of rain this summer and good growing conditions for grasses that pheasants use for cover, so we’ll be stocking birds at some Walk-In Areas that were not stocked last year,” said Robin Kepple, information specialist for the Game and Fish Department. “We are really pleased to be able to provide these opportunities for pheasant hunters again.”
Laramie County Walk-In-Areas #21 and #34 will receive birds through early December; Goshen County Walk-In-Areas #29 and #63 will be stocked with birds through early December; and Platte County Walk-In-Areas #20 and #23 will be stocked through November.
During the general season, pheasants will also be released through mid-November at the Springer/Bump Sullivan Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA); through late November at the Table Mountain WHMA; and at Glendo State Park through early December.
Hunters, regardless of age, are reminded to purchase the Pheasant Special Management Stamp to hunt pheasants on Walk-In and habitat areas. Hunters are reminded to read the 2014 Upland Game Bird Regulations before going afield.