Upland game youth hunts

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 13 of the Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook.

Besides those listed in the guidebook, there may be additional hunts offered in areas across the state. Once they are scheduled, those opportunities will be listed below.

Youth hunters are also permitted to hunt all regular seasons open to adults.

Statewide youth-only seasons
  • Chukar partridge: Sept. 21-23, 2019
  • Gray (Hungarian) partridge: Sept. 21-23, 2019
  • Pheasant: Oct. 12-14, 2019
  • California and Gambel’s quail: Oct. 12-14, 2019
  • Wild turkey youth hunt: May 1-3, 2020
Pheasant hunts

Northern Utah

Ogden Bay WMA Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location: Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area. Meet at the North Weber Delta Parking lot (located at 2357 S. 7500 West in Ogden) at least 15 minutes before the hunt begins.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free beginner pheasant hunt at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area. SFW will provide the birds, so novice hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be a new hunter of any age. The hunt is limited to 90 participants (30 per session).
  • You will need your hunter education completed or a Trial Hunting Program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (Beginner hunters must complete the Beginner Hunter ticket registration and waiver. All others — including adults attending to supervise beginners, observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation, and non-dedicated hunter dog handlers — must complete the Observer/Helper ticket registration and waiver.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can get checked in. There will be a mandatory safety briefing the first 30 minutes of each session, then you will be able to hunt for the remaining time (1.5 hours). The morning session will meet at 8 a.m., the middle session at 10:30 a.m., and the afternoon session will meet at 1 p.m. Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week after the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

Southwestern Utah

Annabella Youth Pheasant Hunt

Location: The Annabella Wildlife Management Area in Sevier County.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. There will be two sessions: The morning session begins at 8 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free youth pheasant hunt in Annabella, Utah at the Wildlife Management Area. SFW will provide the birds, so young hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger. The hunt is limited to 50 participants (25 per session).
  • All participants must have completed hunter education or possess a trial hunting program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • You must wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can obtain your free tickets for drawing prizes, practice clay pigeon shooting before the hunt, and listen to the safety briefing. Free lunch will be provided at noon for both sessions, so please bring a camp chair (if you prefer), earplugs and extra shotgun shells for target practice, and hunter orange for the shooter and anyone accompanying the shooter in the field. Supervising adults will be emailed a survey within the week after the hunt occurs; please check your emails the week following the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

Beaver Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location: On private property, near Beaver, Utah. Meet at Beaver High School 30 minutes before the hunt begins.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. There will be two sessions: The morning session begins at 9 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free beginner pheasant hunt near Beaver, Utah on private property. SFW will provide the birds, so novice hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger or a novice hunter who has three years or less of hunting experience. The hunt is limited to 20 participants (10 per session).
  • You will need your hunter education completed or a Trial Hunting Program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can attend the safety briefing and disperse before shooting begins. The hunt leader (Kelly Rollins) will take you to the hunting location. The morning session will begin at 9 a.m. and the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week after the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

Cedar City Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location: On private property, near Cedar City, Utah. Meet at CAL Ranch 30 minutes before the hunt begins.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free beginner pheasant hunt near Cedar City, Utah on private property. SFW will provide the birds, so novice hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger or a novice hunter who has three years or less of hunting experience. The hunt is limited to 40 participants (20 per session).
  • You will need your hunter education completed or a Trial Hunting Program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can listen to the safety briefing and disperse before shooting begins. The hunt leader (Jason Aiken) will take you to the hunting location. The morning session will start at 8:00 a.m. and the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week after the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

New Harmony Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location: On private property, near New Harmony, Utah. Meet at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Harmony (12 S. Main St.) 30 minutes before the hunt begins.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free beginner pheasant hunt near New Harmony, Utah on private property. SFW will provide the birds, so novice hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger or a novice hunter who has three years or less of hunting experience. The hunt is limited to 30 participants (10 per session).
  • You will need your hunter education completed or a Trial Hunting Program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can listen to the safety briefing and disperse before shooting begins. The hunt leaders (Kendall Kelsey and Lance Hallerman) will take you to the hunting location. The morning session will meet at 9 a.m., the middle session at 11 a.m., and the afternoon session will meet at 1 p.m. Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week after the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

Pahvant Youth Pheasant Hunt

Location: The Pahvant Wildlife Management Area near Fillmore

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. There will be two sessions: The morning session begins at 8 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free youth pheasant hunt near Fillmore, Utah at the Pahvant Wildlife Management Area. SFW will provide the birds, so young hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2019 and have graduated from Hunter Education prior to November 9, 2019, or possess a Trial Hunting Program number. The hunt is limited to 100 participants (50 per session).
  • All participants must have completed hunter education or possess a trial hunting program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • You must wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can attend the safety briefing and have time to disperse in the field before the hunt starts. The morning session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Supervising adults will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week following the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

Parowan Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location: On private property, near Parowan, Utah. Meet at Parowan High School (located at 168 N. Main St.) 30 minutes before the hunt begins.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. There will be two sessions: The morning session begins at 8 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.

Requirements: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) are offering a free beginner pheasant hunt near Parowan, Utah on private property. SFW will provide the birds, so novice hunters have an increased opportunity to harvest pheasants.

  • To participate, you must be 17 years of age or younger or a novice hunter who has three years or less of hunting experience. The hunt is limited to 20 participants (10 per session).
  • You will need your hunter education completed or a Trial Hunting Program number, as well as a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear, at minimum, a hunter orange hat to address safety concerns.
  • All participants must agree to the waiver form provided. (This includes adults attending to supervise youth or observers/helpers staying at the event to provide transportation and youth who will be hunting.) No one will be permitted to attend the event unless they have agreed to the online waiver.
  • Do not bring dogs that are not well trained for upland game hunting. If dogs create an unsafe or poor hunting environment, they must be restrained or removed from the location.

What to expect: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt, so you can attend the safety briefing and disperse before shooting begins. The hunt leader (Lyle Barton) will take you to the hunting location. The morning session will begin at 8 a.m. and the afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey within a week after the hunt occurs, so please check your emails the week after the hunt to provide feedback.

How to sign up: Visit the registration site to sign up.

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