JEROME • Hunting isn’t just for adults.

A pheasant season for youth opens statewide on Saturday. The week-long hunt, for ages 15 and younger, opens 30 minutes before sunrise and continues through 30 minutes after sunset on the Oct. 12.

The regular season opens Oct. 13 in Area 1 and Oct. 20 in Areas 2 and 3.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed hunter 18 years or older; one adult may accompany more than one youth.

The daily bag limit is three cocks, and the possession limit is six after the first day, except on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked, in which case the daily limit is two cocks and four in possession.

Hunters 17 and older need a WMA upland game bird permit to hunt on Idaho Fish and Game wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked. Pheasants will be stocked on the Payette, Montour, Fort Boise, Niagara and Market Lake wildlife management areas before the youth hunt weekend.

All upland game hunters are required to wear hunter orange during the pheasant season when hunting on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked. And all hunters must have a valid 2012 Idaho hunting license.

Consult the 2012 upland seasons and rules brochure for details, available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/?getPage67.

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