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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...

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For the best upland bird hunting information please visit:

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Montana Sets 2020-21 Migratory Bird & Waterfowl Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations for the 2020-21 hunting seasons have been approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. No paper applications will be accepted by mail. An application will be available on the website for your use or to be taken to an FWP office to be entered over the counter. Of special interest to some hunters will be the deadlines for applying for special licenses for sandhill cranes and swans. Hunting Seasons are...

South Dakota Habitat Stamp Requirement in Effect July 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department (GFP) is reminding outdoor enthusiasts the habitat stamp requirement goes into effect July 1. The habitat stamp was created by the 2020 South Dakota legislature. A habitat stamp is required for anyone 18 years of age or older when purchasing or applying for a hunting, fishing or furbearer license. The annual fee for the habitat stamp is $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. A habitat stamp is not required for...

Apply for LDWF 2020 Elbow Slough WMA Lottery Dove Hunts by July 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/23/20

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery dove hunts for the 2020-21 hunting season. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website. Those wanting to apply should...

Iowa 2020 Pheasant Nesting Outlook Positive after Mild Winter
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/17/20

Iowa’s recent mild winter and dryer than normal April and May could lead to positive results for pheasant hunters this fall. Hen survival increases during mild winters, and more hens mean more nests and more nests typically means more pheasants in the fall. Reports of early and large pheasant broods have been reported, suggesting a good hatch is underway. The nesting forecast is based on...

Utah Approves Changes to 2020 Upland Game Hunting Season Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/11/20

The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved several changes to upland game and turkey hunting in the state including extensions and changes to some season dates for upland game, as well as a few other items. Starting the ptarmigan hunting season on Sept. 1 rather than the fourth Saturday in August (to allow more time for brood breakup prior to hunting and to create consistency with the opening of other upland game seasons). The Board also approved...

Applications for Georgia 2020 Quota Hunts Opens June 1st
Posted on: 05/28/20

Georgia DNR will accept appplications electronically beginning June 1, for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others. Are you hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice? If so, be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and get that application in before that date. Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type. The first deadlines are July 15 for...

South Dakota Extends Youth 2020 Pheasant Season
Posted on: 05/16/20

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized their proposal to extend the youth pheasant season. The proposal modified the current season dates from five consecutive days beginning on the first Saturday of October to nine consecutive days beginning 21 days prior to the third Saturday of October. The 2020 youth pheasant season will begin...

Louisiana Migratory Bird Hunters Must Complete HIP Certification Starting June 1
Posted on: 05/13/20

Beginning June 1, Louisiana migratory bird hunters, including waterfowl hunters, will be required to complete the Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification process either online or in person at LDWF headquarters in Baton Rouge. HIP certification along with an appropriate hunting license is required to hunt waterfowl, doves, woodcock and other migratory birds in Louisiana. A $2 fee will be...