Ohio Fall Pheasant Release Calendar

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COLUMBUS, OH – More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released on 28 public hunting areas across the state this fall, as part of a seasonal effort by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife to enhance hunting opportunities for this popular game bird.

Ring-necked pheasants will be released on the evenings (after shooting hours) of October 22 and 29 in anticipation of the weekend’s small-game season for youth hunters. Releases will also take place on the evenings of November 4 and 12.  The final release of the fall is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, November 24, to increase pheasant hunting opportunities during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Although not listed in the 2010-2011 hunting regulations, pheasants will be released for the youth hunts on October 22 and 29 on Ringneck Ridge and TiffinRiver wildlife areas.  Hunters interested in hunting the Ringneck Ridge Area inSandusky County will require a free permit from the Sandusky County Park District. For more information regarding the issuance of these free hunting permits, contact the Sandusky County Park Office at (419) 334-4495 or the Sandusky County Park District Ranger Office at (419) 637-2900.

Pheasant hunting season opens Friday, November 5 and remains open throughJanuary 9, 2011, with a daily bag limit of two rooster (male) birds. Statewide hunting hours are sunrise to sunset.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

Pheasant Release Dates 22-Oct 29-Oct 4-Nov 12-Nov 24-Nov
Central Ohio
Delaware 400 400 350 200 250
Pleasant Valley 0 0 140 140 120
Northwest Ohio
Killdeer 60 80 270 250 280
Wyandot 0 0 60 60 60
Ringneck Ridge 60 70 80 60 60
Resthaven 100 140 160 60 100
Willard 0 0 100 100 100
Tiffin River 60 70 80 60 60
Oxbow 60 70 120 60 70
Northeast Ohio
Beach City 0 0 180 100 70
Berlin 200 240 300 180 140
Grand River 200 230 300 220 140
Highlandtown 0 0 260 110 120
Shreve 0 0 120 60 80
Spencer 160 200 140 50 120
Wellington 100 100 100 40 90
West Branch 0 0 150 100 100
Zepernick 0 0 130 60 70
Charlemont MetroPark 100 100 120 70 110
Camp Belden 50 70 100 50 70
Southeast Ohio
Dillon 200 220 140 80 100
Salt Fork 0 0 140 120 100
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