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10/15/22 - 01/01/23 Pheasant, Ring-Necked Statewide
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License and stamp required
People ages 16-64 must purchase a small game license and pheasant stamp to hunt pheasants in Minnesota. Check the regulations booklet before you go for complete stamp and small game requirements and rules.
You need blaze clothing
Pheasant hunters must wear at least one visible article of clothing above the waist that is blaze orange or pink. This could be a hat, jacket or hunting vest. Remember that more blaze will make you more visible to other hunters.
Season Dates Statewide Oct. 16 - Jan. 2, 2022 Vermillion Highlands Dec. 13 - Jan. 2, 2022
9 a.m. to sunset (Sunrise and sunset data)
Dates Limit Oct. 16 - Nov. 30 2 roosters Dec. 1 - Jan. 2, 2022 3 roosters
Dates Limit Oct. 16 - Nov. 30 6 roosters Dec. 1 - Jan. 2, 2022 9 roosters
- A person may not shoot pheasants with a rifle or handgun other than a .22 caliber rimfire using short, long or long rifle ammunition.
- Shotguns used when hunting pheasants may hold more than three shells.
Learn to hunt
Do you value strong connections to your outdoors and the food you eat? Are you looking for a new way to interact with the fields, woods and waters around you?
Please check out our pheasant hunting how-to guide to get started.