Season Holds Upbeat Outlook for Pheasant Hunters

October 6, 2018

The hunting outlook for pheasant hunters is looking good this summer! Plus, the “Geezer Hunt.”

Excerpt: Participants in the so-called Geezer Hunt – the Sept. 24-28 pheasant season for hunters age 65 and older – are the first widespread field observers, state biologists say. Their reports from the southeastern portion of the state have been encouraging, said Brian Gaston, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife habitat biologist.

“Overall, we’ve been seeing a lot of (upland) birds flying around,” he said. “The 65-and-older hunters have been stopping in and saying they were pleased with the numbers of birds they saw and harvested.”

Read more in the Spokesman-Review.