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11,000 pheasants to be released in Utah for November hunt

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 17:38:37-04

UTAH — The Department of Wildlife Resources began releasing pheasants Wednesday for the state’s annual November hunt.

The hunt runs November 1-16, and more than 11,000 birds will be released in 56 wildlife management areas, a spokesperson for the DWR said.

Click here for a map of those areas and information about how to reach them.

The DWR will release pheasants before each weekend of the hunt, with the exception of the Thanksgiving holiday, for which they plan to release extra birds earlier in the week.

For information about the 2014 pheasant hunting season, click here.

Click below for a slideshow of the first round of pheasant releases.