Well hunters dressed in camo and orange garb headed into the forest Thursday all over the Granite State in hopes of bagging a pheasant. Yes, pheasant season is now open in New Hampshire, seeing as today is October 1st.
State officials will be releasing around 12,000 adult pheasants into the wilds in every county and there will be around 140 pheasants per site.
Pheasant hunting is a long-standing tradition here in our state and is made possible by the generous offering of landowners who open their private land to hunting. The New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife Department reminds hunters to be courteous towards other hunters so that the landowners will continue to host their hunting sites.
The season goes until December 31st.