The 2023 Novice Pheasant Hunter Program registration is CLOSED.
The Novice Pheasant Hunter Program (NPHP) supports new hunters (adults and youth), with detailed pheasant hunting knowledge, practical field experience, and quality instruction on a trap range. Upon completing NPHP, hunters should have an understanding of common small game hunting skills and a solid knowledge base to expand their hunting skills. Classes, clinics, and mentored hunts are subject to any State or local health orders. NPHP is designed to help new hunters with little or no access to pheasant/small game hunting mentors. The Novice Pheasant Hunter Program is a free event.
Novice Pheasant Hunter Program Eligibility Requirements
- Adults and youth age 12 or older holding a Hunter Education certificate
- Have not taken NPHP in a previous year
- Self-described as a "Novice Pheasant Hunter"
Class and Field Instruction Details - Registration Required
Students must complete 5 hours of classroom instruction and 1 half-day field session to receive a NPHP Novice Walk-In Access (WIA) permit.
Registration for the 2024 Season will open in Mid-February of 2024. Please check back for more details at that time.