WOODS CROSS – Thousands of pheasants were released in several parts of the state before thehunt started Nov. 2.
Not all of them, however, were released at the same time, and hunters will still have their chance to collect on the bird with more being released as the hunt continues.
Currently, more birds are being released periodically until the hunt ends on Sunday, Nov. 17. Locals will have their final chance at taking down a pheasant Thursday or Friday, when most of the remaining pheasants will be released.
Most of the birds being released are being done at Waterfowl Management Areas, such as Farmington Bay.
For hunters who want to hunt in the management areas, a nontoxic shot such as a steel shot must be used when hunting, according to a press release sent to the Clipper by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Lead shots are not allowed.
For more information, contact the main DWR office at 801-538-4700.