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2014 upland game youth hunts

This fall, Utah will offer statewide youth-only hunts for chukar, Hungarian partridge, pheasant and quail.

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Modeled after Utah’s Youth Day for waterfowl hunting, these hunts are open to all youth who meet the age requirements and who either graduate from Hunter Education or who participate in Utah's Trial Hunting Program. You can read more about these hunts on page 12 of the 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook.

There may also be a couple of additional hunts offered in areas across the state. Once they are scheduled, those opportunities will be listed below. (See information about the upcoming youth pheasant hunts.)

Pheasant release locations

The DWR will release hundreds of pheasants before the Oct. 11–13, 2014 youth hunt. Check the following list to find an area near you:

Central Utah
  • Burraston Pond WMA
  • Carr Fork Area
  • Fountain Green WMA
  • James W. Fitzgerald WMA
  • Manti Meadows WMA
  • Nephi WMA
  • Utah Lake Wetland Preserve (excludes private lands)
Northeastern Utah
  • Brown's Park WMA
  • Kevin Conway WMA
  • KM Bennett Walk-In Access property
  • M. Monson Walk-In Access property
  • Montes Creek WMA
  • Pariette Wetlands
  • Starvation State Park
  • Stewart Lake WMA
Northern Utah
  • Bud Phelps WMA
  • Howard Slough WMA
  • Salt Creek WMA
  • Willard Bay Upland Game Area
Southeastern Utah
  • C Hunt Walk-In Access property
  • Desert Lake WMA
  • Huntington WMA
  • J Jackson Walk-In Access property
  • L Wells Walk-In Access property
  • Lower San Rafael WMA
  • LR Thayn Walk-In Access property
Southern Utah
  • Annabella WMA
  • Bicknell Bottoms WMA
  • Clear Lake WMA
  • Pahvant WMA
  • Redmond WMA
  • Topaz Slough WMA

Pheasant hunts

Southwestern Utah

Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have partnered to hold two pheasant hunts for 130 qualifying youth and recent hunter education graduates on November 8, 2014. We will release pheasants for the hunt so that hunters will have an increased chance of success. (Please see the 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.) Because this opportunity is catered towards new and youth hunters, we ask that experienced hunters avoid hunting in the areas listed on November 8.

Pahvant Upland Game Management Area

Location: Pahvant Upland Game Management Area in Millard County. See the location online — (PDF link).

Date: November 8, 2014.

Time: There will be two sessions. The morning session is at 8 a.m., and the afternoon session is at 1 p.m.

Requirements: To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2014 or have graduated from Hunter Education in 2014 prior to November 8, 2014. The hunt is limited to 100 participants (50 per session).

How to sign up: You can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, call the Cedar City office at 435-865-6100.

Redmond Game Management Area

Location: Redmond Game Management Area in Sevier County.

Date: November 8, 2014.

Time: There will be two sessions. The morning session is at 8 a.m., and the afternoon session is at 1 p.m.

Requirements: To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2014 or have graduated from Hunter Education in 2014 prior to November 8, 2014. The hunt is limited to 30 participants (15 per session).

How to sign up: You can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, call the Cedar City office at 435-865-6100.

Southeastern Utah

Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has partnered with local sponsors and volunteers to provide guided youth pheasant hunting opportunities during the statewide youth pheasant hunt (October 11, 2014). Hunting dogs will be provided for 20 qualifying youth hunters. (Please see the 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.)

Where: The Youth Pheasant Hunt will take place at the Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area in Emery County.

When: The Pheasant Hunt will start at 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 2014.

Who: To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2014. The hunt is limited to 20 participants. Participants must have an adult accompany them, possess an upland game hunting license, and have passed hunter safety or enrolled in Utah's Trial Hunting Program.

How to sign up: You can sign up beginning Sept. 22, 2014. To sign up, visit or call the Southeastern Region office in Price at 435-613-3700. Successful applicants will be randomly drawn and notified at least 10 days before the hunt.

Hatt's Ranch

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has partnered with the Hatt Ranch to provide guided youth pheasant hunting opportunities on October 11, 2014 during the statewide youth pheasant hunt. Hunting dogs will be provided for 20 qualifying youth hunters. (Please see the 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.)

Where: The Youth Pheasant Hunt will take place at the Hatt's Ranch. Hatt's Ranch is located 3.5 miles south of Interstate 70 along SR-24, going toward Hanksville.

When: The Pheasant Hunt will start at 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 2014.

Who: To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2014. The hunt is limited to 20 participants. Participants must have an adult accompany them, possess an upland game hunting license, and have passed hunter safety or enrolled in Utah's Trial Hunting Program.

How to sign up: You can sign up beginning Sept. 22, 2014. To sign up, visit or call the Southeastern Region office in Price at 435-613-3700. Successful applicants will be randomly drawn and notified at least 10 days before the hunt.

Northeastern Utah

A number of sponsors will be holding free, guided youth pheasant hunt at the Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve on November 8, 2014. In addition to shotgun shooting and pheasant hunting, our sponsors are offering lots of great food and prizes. (Please see the 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.)

Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve

Location: 3550 W 10000 S, Myton, UT 84052 (See the location online.

Date: October 8, 2014.

Time: Starting at 10 a.m.

Requirements: To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2014. Participants must have an adult accompany them, possess an upland game hunting license, and have passed hunter safety or enrolled in Utah's Trial Hunting Program.

How to sign up: Call Channel X94 at 435-781-1100 or the Division of Wildlife Resources office in Vernal at 435-781-9453.

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