The 2022 Novice Pheasant Hunter Program registration is OPEN.
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 3 hours of classroom instruction and 1 half-day field session to receive a NPHP vehicle Walk-In Access (WIA) permit.
Students must bring their
Hunter Education card with them to class for verification
Classroom instruction will cover pheasant biology, habitat, where to hunt, regulations, ethics, safety, gear, and field tactics
Half-day field sessions will include a wing-shooting clinic and simulated hunt
Students may borrow a shotgun for the field sessions and mentored hunts, please do not purchase a shotgun just to attend the clinics! Instructors will teach you what to look for in purchasing a shotgun at the clinics!
The NPHP WIA properties are in Northeast Colorado
Mentored hunts are available during the pheasant hunting season to students who desire additional instruction
Youth 18 and under must have a parent or guardian attend all sessions and events
You will be required to attend BOTH the zoom webinar on the evening of May 19 and the In-person seminar on the evening of November 10.
You will also be required to attend ONE of the four field clinics, each field clinic will cover the same information, please choose the location or date that is most convenient for you to attend. Registering for a field clinic automatically registers you for the seminars.
Please click on the session of your choice to register.
Saturday May 21, 2022 Morning Session (6:45 am - 12:00 pm): Wellington State Wildlife Area, Wellington, CO
Saturday May 21, 2022 Afternoon Session (11:45 am - 5:00 pm): Wellington State Wildlife Area, Wellington, CO
Sunday June 5, 2022 Morning Session (6:45 am - 12:00 pm): Barr Lake State Park, Brighton, CO
Sunday June 5, 2022 Afternoon Session (11:45 am - 5:00 pm): Barr Lake State Park, Brighton, CO