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Hindsboro Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 88
  • Habitat: mostly grassland and shrub vegetation with a minor proportion of woodland.
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Site Specific Regulations

Deer

  • Archery
    • Hunting allowed October 1-31, with antlered deer only during October 1-15.
    • Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended from September 15-January 31. Any tree stand or ground blind left unattended must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations, except only allowed August 1-September 30.
  • Rabbits
    • Requires site-specific permit obtained through the statewide lottery.
    • Hunting will be permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24th.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasants and Quail
    • Requires site-specific permit obtained through the statewide lottery.
    • Hunting will be permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24th.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer hunting is not permitted.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations, except must use only Egg traps, D-P (Dog-proof) traps, box traps, cage traps and traps of similar design for land sets. 

Amenities

  • None