This web site is for the pheasant hunters in the Belfair & Mason Lake areas of Mason County, WA State.
The non-profit club is run by volunteers to assist the WDFW in operating the pheasant release site.
This page was last updated on: March 15, 2017
Click here to view the Western WA pheasant hunting schedule for 2016
Club dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for a family. Please join our club and if you want to do more, become a volunteer and give us a hand. All the labor to get the pheasants weekly, unload into the pen, load them the night before release, go out early in the morning on the release days (Wed, Sat, & Sun) and release the pheasants, return the boxes to the pen, and open and close the access gate is done by dedicated club volunteers. You can still mail your 2016 dues to: Peninsula Birdhunters Association, C/O Casey Guthrie, 3767 Bancroft RD E, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Thank you for your support!
Click here to view the Western WA pheasant release program brochure for 2016
CLUB HISTORY: The Peninsula Birdhunters Association was formed around 1970 by Martin Basner, Elmer Sandstrom, and Bill Raines. At that time, pheasants were picked up in Tacoma and released once a week on Friday night. The first release site was located at Camp Wesley Harris then relocated into the Tahuya Forest. The club dues were $1 back then increasing to $3 about 1980 and to $7 in 2008. Still a bargain to be able to enjoy pheasant hunting so close to home. Senator Bob Oke was director of the club until his death on May 14, 2007. Other long time members of the club include Chuck Tuai (former president), Bob Ronnie, Juels Kronnagel, Al Fortman, Leonard Caskey, Martin Fettig, Jim Payne, Tim Stewart and Gary Pod. Of the original founders, Bill Raines is the only surviving member and retired from hunting in 2014. Dave Ojima was president from 2000 through 2011. Bob Bishop was the president starting in 2012. Club dues increased to $20 in 2014 to cover increasing volunteer expenses. In 2015, the pheasant holding pen was moved to Tim Reid's property off Lake Flora Rd. If anyone has any more information on the club history, please let us know so it can be added.
Click here to view the 2016 PBA release sites and hunting rules
The Peninsula Birdhunters Association youth hunt was held on September 17 & 18 on the Belfair Field. Pheasants were released on both days. The senior hunt was held on September 19 thru 23 on the Belfair Field with pheasants released on Monday & Wednesday. The General Season Opener was on September 24 on both fields. Pheasants were released on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday on both fields for the entire season through November 27. The extended season was Dec. 1 - 15 on both fields. For the latest news & photos go to Casey Guthrie's Peninsula Birdhunters Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/PeninsulaBirdhunters