A rooster pheasant stands in a grassy clearing in Western Washington.
Naturally sustained pheasant populations are limited in Western Washington due to the cool, wet climate and the lack of grain farming. Each year 35,000 to 40,000 pheasants are released on approximately 25 release sites.

All about Washington pheasant

Western and Eastern Washington pheasant programs

Western Washington pheasant release program

Seasons

Where to go

License types and fees

A rooster pheasant stands in a field of dry grass.
Rooster pheasants are released to supplement harvest in Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington pheasant release program

Seasons

Where to go

License types and fees

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.