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Tips for Colorado Pheasant Hunters

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A black Lab proudly displays a rooster pheasant near Burlington, CO. Photo by © Jerry Neal/CPW.

On Nov. 11, hunters and bird dogs alike will celebrate as Colorado’s 2017-18 pheasant season opens statewide.

Thanks to favorable nesting and brood conditions, pheasant populations are now at a four year high throughout the state. For more information on what you can expect this small game season, please view the 2017 Pheasant and Quail Forecast.

As an avid wingshooter, pheasant hunting has long been one of my favorite outdoor pastimes. The flash of brilliant color and raucous cackle of a rooster pheasant bursting from dense cover is enough to make even the most seasoned hunter giddy with excitement. I’ve hunted these birds for decades, and it’s a sight and sound that still captivates me. Read more