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 14 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. 19–21, 2020
  • Gray (Hungarian) partridge: Sept. 19–21, 2020
  • Pheasant: Oct. 31–Nov. 5, 2020
  • California and Gambel's quail: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2020
  • Wild turkey youth hunt: (limited-entry permit) April 10–29, 2021; (general-season permit) April 30–May 2, 2021

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 and time

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2020 from 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

About this event

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, with one year or less of hunting experience. The hunt is limited to 76 participants over four sessions.
  • 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 no later than 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 hour). The first youth session will start at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. The second youth session will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. The women's only session will begin at 12 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The final session, for both men and women, will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Supervising adults and adult participants will be emailed a survey during the week after your hunt occurs; please check your emails the week following the hunt to provide feedback.

COVID-19

DWR's goal is to keep our staff and the public safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. With that said, we have no way to know exactly which regulations will be in place in the coming months. Any changes to those regulations may affect our events and available opportunities. Please keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

We ask that participants bring and wear face masks to this event. Participants will be spaced out during the event to encourage social distancing.

Questions

For questions or registration issues, please contact Rachael Tuckett at 801-866-6106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For directions or questions on the day of the hunt, call Rich Hansen at 801-391-1454.

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Southwestern Utah
Annabella Youth Pheasant Hunt

Location

The Annabella Wildlife Management Area in Sevier County.

Date and time

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 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.

About this event

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 40 participants (20 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.

COVID-19

DWR's goal is to keep our staff and the public safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. With that said, we have no way to know exactly which regulations will be in place in the coming months. Any changes to those regulations may affect our events and available opportunities. Please keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

We ask that participants bring and wear face masks to this event. Participants will be spaced out during the event to encourage social distancing.

Questions

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Johnny at 435-868-8756 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions or need driving directions on the day of the hunt, call Vance Mumford at 435-979-2919.

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Beaver Youth Pheasant Hunt

Location

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

Date and time

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 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.

About this event

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. 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.

COVID-19

DWR's goal is to keep our staff and the public safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. With that said, we have no way to know exactly which regulations will be in place in the coming months. Any changes to those regulations may affect our events and available opportunities. Please keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

We ask that participants bring and wear face masks to this event. Participants will be spaced out during the event to encourage social distancing.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Johnny at 435-868-8756 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions or directions on the day of the hunt, contact Kelly Rollins at 435-691-0934.

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Cedar City Beginner Pheasant Hunt

Location

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

Date and time

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 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.

COVID-19

DWR's goal is to keep our staff and the public safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. With that said, we have no way to know exactly which regulations will be in place in the coming months. Any changes to those regulations may affect our events and available opportunities. Please keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

We ask that participants bring and wear face masks to this event. Participants will be spaced out during the event to encourage social distancing.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Johnny at 435-868-8756 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions or directions on the day of the hunt, contact Jason Aiken at 435-590-3839.

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Southern Utah
Pahvant Youth Pheasant Hunt

Location

The Pahvant Wildlife Management Area near Fillmore

Date and time

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 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.

About this event

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 and have graduated from Hunter Education prior to November 14, 2020, 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 and a valid hunting or combination license.
  • Anyone going afield should wear at minimum a hunter orange hat to practice safe hunting. 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, dog handlers and youth who will be hunting. No one will be permitted to 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.

COVID-19

DWR's goal is to keep our staff and the public safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. With that said, we have no way to know exactly which regulations will be in place in the coming months. Any changes to those regulations may affect our events and available opportunities. Please keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

We ask that participants bring and wear face masks to this event. Participants will be spaced out during the event to encourage social distancing.

Questions

For questions or registration issues, please contact Johnny at 435-868-8756 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For directions or questions on the day of the hunt, contact Lynn Zubeck at 435-691-5703.

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