DEC Announces Youth-Only Pheasant Hunting Oct. 9 - 10

A special, youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 9 to 10, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The youth-only hunt is scheduled one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters ages 12-15 years old to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2021-2022 regular pheasant hunting season opens Oct. 16.