Oct. 23-24 Youth Pheasant Season Includes Special Youth Hunts
October 20, 2021 | View PDF
LINCOLN – The Oct. 23-24 statewide youth pheasant, quail, and partridge season for hunters ages 15 and younger provides an excellent opportunity to mentor new hunters.
“Each fall, the youth season provides a great opportunity to get young family members and friends out hunting in a more controlled environment,” said John Laux, upland game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Resident youth (age 15 or younger) do not need a permit to hunt small game, but nonresident youth must have a hunt permit and habitat stamp. Only youth are allowed to hunt during the youth season, except at designated Special Youth Hunt locations.
At Special Youth Hunt locations, the daily bag limit is two rooster pheasants for youth and one rooster pheasant for the accompanying adult. The accompanying adult must be a licensed hunter age 19 or older and only one adult per youth will be allowed to hunt. For more information about the youth season and a map of the Special Youth Hunt locations, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/Upland (under “Youth Hunts” tab), or contact Game and Parks at 402-471-0641.