Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Pheasant season is underway in Northeast Iowa and things are off to a promising start for hunters based on Iowa’s recently completed pheasant survey. The survey showed Iowa averaged 20.2 birds per 30-mile route, up significantly from 2019. “Pheasant hunters should expect way better pheasant numbers in 2020,” said Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Bogenshcutz also believes pheasant hunting could be some of the best in the past decade. A mild winter and not much snowfall led to higher hen survival this past year. The hunting season for pheasants in Iowa runs from October 31-January 10, 2021.