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Whitefield Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 117
  • Habitat: Native warm season grasses with forbs, switchgrass, cool season grasses with legumes, food plots, and wetlands.
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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunting is by bow and arrow or shotgun. Non-toxic shot is required.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
    • Allowed from Oct 1 – 31
    • Tree stands and ground blinds allowed. Must be portable and must be removed at the end of each day.
    • Must park in the designated parking lot.
  • No Firearm or Muzzleloader deer hunting 

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • An application for a free upland game permit must be submitted for a lottery drawing to be held in early September. Online applications only; available from Aug 1 – 31. May only submit 1 application per year.
    • Permitted on the 1st and 2nd day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in Nov, and on each Thursday and Sunday in Dec. Closing date is Dec 24.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • Only flu flu arrows may be used by bow and arrow hunters; broadheads are not allowed.
    • Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Dove hunting not permitted
  • Quail and Pheasant
    • An application for a free upland game permit must be submitted for a lottery drawing to be held in early September. Online applications only; available from Aug 1 – 31. May only submit 1 application per year.
    • Quail and Pheasant hunting are permitted on the 1st and 2nd day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in Nov, and on each Thursday and Sunday in Dec. Closing date is Dec 24.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • Only flu flu arrows may be used by bow and arrow hunters; broadheads are not allowed
    • Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Furbearer trapping not permitted
  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted

Amenities

  • None