According to a DNR wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as your daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant's daily movements can increase your odds of flushing a rooster.
Youth/Women Pheasant Hunt
Find opportunities for inexperienced youth and women.
What you'll need
- Buy your license - find license agents, get applications or purchase licenses by phone or the Internet.
- Hunting & Trapping Regulations
- Sunrise and sunset data
What to hunt
Where To Hunt
The Upper Minnesota River Valley offers tremendous opportunities for pheasant hunters. The Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area covers 33,000 acres. The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge adds another 11,000 acres. Plus there are literally hundreds of wildlife management areas and waterfowl production areas in the region that are all open to public hunting. The new Walk-In Access program offers 1,000 acres in the area.
Reports and surveys
- 2012 August roadside survey report
- The Pheasant in Minnesota (10.8 MB)
- 2005 Long Range Plan for the Ring-necked Pheasant in Minnesota
Maps and statistics