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More gamebird seasons open in Wisconsin this weekend

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Ring-Necked Pheasant

A ring-necked pheasant takes flight at Goose Lake State Wildlife Area. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

Madison, Wis. (WAOW) --Another round of hunting seasons open in Wisconsin this weekend.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the 2021 pheasant hunting season opens on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The DNR also reminds hunters that bobwhite quail and Hungarian partridge open that same day statewide.

Ruffed grouse can be hunted in Zone B. 

DNR biologists say pheasants are one of the most sought-after gamebirds in North America.

"Pheasant hunting offers a fantastic means to work your hunting dog while also experiencing the unique grassland habitats spread across the southern part of the state,” said Alaina Gerrits, DNR Wildlife Biologist.

During the 2020-21 pheasant hunting season, an estimated 42,532 hunters harvested 272,000 pheasants, according to the DNR.

For more information on the 2021 pheasant hunt, visit this DNR website.

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