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2021 Pheasant Releases

2021 Pheasant Releases

The Ohio Division of Wildlife will be releasing ring-necked pheasants this fall at 25 of Ohio’s public hunting areas. More than 14,000 rooster pheasants are scheduled to be released to provide hunting opportunities across the state.

Pheasant Release Hunting Dates & Locations 

  • Oct. 23-24, 2021 (youth weekend)
  • Oct. 30-Oct 31, 2021 (youth weekend)
  • Nov. 5, 2021 (opening day)
  • Nov. 13, 2021
  • Nov. 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)

Central Ohio (District 1)

Wildlife Area Acres and Maps Youth
Oct. 23
Youth
Oct. 30
Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 25 TOTAL
Delaware Wildlife Area (334 acres) 200 290 240 240 240 1,210
D1 TOTAL 200 290 240 240 240 1,210


Northwest Ohio (District 2)

Wildlife Area Acres and Maps Youth
Oct. 23
Youth
Oct. 30
Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 25 TOTAL
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (2,034 ac) 100 140 380 340 350 1,310
Wyandot Wildlife Area (31 ac) 0 0 80 60 60 200
Resthaven Wildlife Area (216 ac) 90 120 130 130 160 630
Tiffin River Wildlife Area (49 ac) 40 50 60 50 50 250
Oxbow Wildlife Area (54 ac) 40 70 80 60 60 310
Ringneck Ridge MetroPark (76 ac) 40 50 60 30 40 220
D2 TOTAL 310 430 790 670 720 2,920


Northeast Ohio (District 3)

Wildlife Area Acres and Maps Youth
Oct. 23
Youth
Oct. 30
Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 25 TOTAL
Berlin Wildlife Area (393 ac) 150 150 250 160 130 840
Grand River Wildlife Area (432 ac) 120 120 250 160 130 780
Highlandtown Wildlife Area (329 ac) 0 0 230 110 120 460
Spencer Wildlife Area (99.8 acres) 100 100 100 50 90 440
West Branch State Park/Wildlife Area (222 ac) 0 0 140 100 100 340
Zepernick Wildlife Area (115 ac) 0 0 120 60 60 240
Charlemont MetroPark (310 ac) 70 70 120 90 90 440
Camp Belden Wildlife Area (128 ac) 40 40 70 40 40 230
D3 TOTAL 480 480 1,280 770 760 3,770


Southeast Ohio (District 4)

Wildlife Area Acres and Maps Youth
Oct. 23
Youth
Oct. 30
Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 25 TOTAL
Tri-Valley Wildlife Area (4,825 ac) 210 540 270 170 200 1,390
Salt Fork Wildlife Area (216 ac) 0 0 170 150 140 460
Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area (885 ac) 100 100 190 180 190 760
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Area (217ac) 0 0 60 60 60 180
D4 TOTAL 310 640 690 560 590 2,790


Southwest Ohio (District 5)

Wildlife Area Acres and Maps Youth
Oct. 23
Youth
Oct. 30
Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 25 TOTAL
Fallsville Wildlife Area (102 ac) 0 170 220 0 120 510
Indian Creek Wildlife Area (225 ac) 0 0 290 110 170 570
Spring Valley Wildlife Area (85 ac) 90 100 190 120 100 600
Rush Run Wildlife Area (106 ac) 90 100 210 100 100 600
Caesar Creek Wildlife Area (236 ac) 120 210 210 140 100 780
Darke Wildlife Area (42 ac) 50 50 100 60 80 340
D5 TOTAL 350 630 1,220 530 670 3,400

 

STATE TOTAL 1,650 2,470 4,220 2,770 2,980 14,090