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Upland Bird Hunting News - Submitted by:  The Backcountry Press (TBC Press)
The latest hunting news and information for upland birds in your neck of the woods and beyond. Includes: grouse, pheasant, quail, partridge, ptarmigan  and dove.

10 Pheasant Hunting Tips

Here are 10 tips from some of the best pheasant hunters around –hunting guides, state wildlife area managers and hunting club owners –on how to find more birds on public and private lands throughout the West...

Upland Bird Hunting Resources

For the best upland bird hunting information please visit:

Pheasants Forever  or  Quail Forever chapters in your area.

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Arizona 2019-20 Waterfowl, Quail Seasons Flying By - Hunters need to make most of remaining opportunities
Posted on: 01/13/20

There’s still time for Arizona hunters to take aim at some of the best wing-shooting opportunities the state has to offer — but the clock is ticking. The general waterfowl season in the “Desert Zone” (Game Management Units 10 and 12B through 46B, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Yavapai County) closes Sunday, Jan. 26. Quail hunters have until...

Wisconsin Undertaking Study of West Nile Virus in Ruffed Grouse
Posted on: 01/08/20

The Wisconsin DNR has undertaken a study to improve our understanding of West Nile virus in ruffed grouse. In collaboration with the Michigan, Minnesota DNR and the Ruffed Grouse Society, the Wisconsin DNR is taking a 2-pronged approach to analyze disease prevalence in Wisconsin's ruffed grouse. First, the DNR is asking hunters to...

Shorter Hunting Season for Hawaii Mourning Dove
Posted on: 01/04/20

The Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces a shorter hunting season for the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) to meet current state regulations and to comply with federal mandates, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The last day for hunting mourning dove is now January 12, 2020. The fall game bird hunting season for all other game birds will...

Apply Now for Illinois Youth Wingshooting Clinics, Pheasant Hunts
Posted on: 01/04/20

Young hunters between the ages of 10-17 can apply now for the Illinois Youth Wingshooting Clinics and Pheasant Hunts scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Pere Marquette State Park in Jersey County and Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Randolph County. The Pere Marquette and WSRC Youth Clinics and Hunts have been popular late winter/early spring additions to...

Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Open Through Jan 2020
Posted on: 12/18/19

Kansas hunters have plenty of opportunities this December through Jan 2020 for upland bird hunting incuding turkey, pheasant, prairie chicken,quail and dove. Here is a schedule of the seasons, bag limits and areas where hunting is permitted...

Nebraska 2019 Upland Bird & Fall Turkey Season Open Through Jan 31
Posted on: 12/14/19

Nebraska 2019 upland bird season is open through Jan 31, 2020. hunters can harvest grouse, pheasant, quail, partridge and fall turkey. For detailed information about each season check out the annual hunting guides. Complete regulations and Commission orders can be found on the regulations page....

New Jersey Upland Bird Hunting Opportunities for Dec - Jan
Posted on: 12/13/19

New Jersey to stock pheasants for 2nd hunting opening Dec 16. Other upland bird hunting opportunities in Dec - Jan 2020 are bobwhite quail and partridge. Ruffed grouse hunting is closed statewide. Pheasant & Partridge reopens Dec 16, 17 & 19–Feb. 17 (except Sundays) Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. Bobwhite (quail) hunting opens At Peaslee & Greenwood WMAs ONLY on...

Wisconsin Wingshooters to Have More Pheasants to Hunt in Dec
Posted on: 12/09/19

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will be stocking 2,260 pheasants on eight properties in southern Wisconsin during the week of Dec 18, giving upland hunters more opportunities to pursue game birds with friends and family during the holiday season. Properties to be stocked before the holiday season include...

Florida RemindsWingshooters of Changes to Applying for Public Dove Hunting Opportunities
Posted on: 12/06/19

December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for Florida's third phase of mourning and white-winged dove hunting. The third phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season runs Dec. 19 through Jan. 31. The daily bag limit is 15. Wingshooters should be aware of a change in applying for opportunities at...

Hawaii 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting on Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch MA Opens Dec 21
Posted on: 12/04/19

The Hawaii DLNR announce the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season at the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 12, 2020, with legal hunting days on Saturdays and Sundays, only. The hunting area will be open from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. All hunters must...