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Bradford Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card displayed on vehicle dashboard to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters must park in the designated parking lots.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Allowed from Oct 1-31
    • May use portable stands but stands must be removed at the end of each day’s hunt.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting is permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season, on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November, and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through Dec 24.
    • Only one hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
    • All hunting must be with a shotgun or archery only. 
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • A free upland game permit must be obtained by online application for a lottery drawing to be held in early September. Applicants may submit only one application per year.

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Dove hunting not permitted
  • Pheasant and Quail
    • Upland hunting permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season, on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November, and on each Thursday and Sunday in December through Dec 24.
    • Only one hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
    • All hunting must be with a shotgun or archery only. 
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • A free upland game permit must be obtained by submitting application online for a lottery drawing to be held in early September. Applications will be available from Aug 1-3. Applicants may submit only one application per year.
    • Upland game hunters required to return their harvest card prior to February 15th each year, even if the hunter has not hunted.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Trapping not permitted
  • Hunting
    • Hunting not permitted

Amenities

  • None