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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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Iowa 2019 Pheasant Season Likely Impacted by February Winter Storm
Posted on: 02/27/19

For Iowa’s pheasant and quail, the storm and this winter continues to be a life and death event. The storm’s path dumped heavy snow on top of existing ice crusted drifts and blew it with 50 mph winds filling in every ditch, fencerow and CRP field. About the only relief is available in the cattails or winter shelter belts, if they’re available. Deep snow cover has...

The Epic Hunt for Nevada Himalayan Snowcock
Posted on: 02/25/19

There aren’t many birds that can stand up to the rough conditions that high alpine meadows and mountain slopes offer, but the Himalayan snowcock is a champion among them. The terrain it calls home in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains is equally inhospitable. A hunting trip for himalayan snowcock is more like Big Game than Bird Hunting. This article will give you the seasons and information on hunting this fascinating exotic game bird...

IDNR Announces 2019 Wingshooting Opportunities Schedule
Posted on: 02/15/19

The Illinois DNR, in cooperation with a number of partners announced its schedule of wingshooting clinics to be held at sites throughout Illinois from March through mid-November. Wingshooting clinics are intended to provide instruction and improve the shooting skills of beginning shooting students as well as experienced hunters. The wingshoooting cinics are...

Kentucky Landowners Enroll in the Cooperative Dove Field Program by March 1
Posted on: 02/08/19

Landowners can earn extra money and support Kentucky’s hunting heritage by participating in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Landowners may earn up to $10,000 in the program. The program leases privately owned and managed fields for public dove hunting in the fall. Enrollment is open through March 1. Participating fields must be...

West Nile Virus Detected in Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse
Posted on: 01/16/19

West Nile virus was detected in three of 16 ruffed grouse that were found sick or dead and submitted by the public to the Wisconsin DNR for testing from October through December 2018. At this time, there is no evidence to confirm that West Nile virus or any other factor is having population-level impacts on ruffed grouse in Wisconsin. However...

Rhode Island Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail Hunting Open through Feb 28, 2019
Posted on: 01/10/19

The season for Rhode Island pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opened in October and runs throught Thursday, February 28, 2019. A Gamebird Permit is Required to hunt ring-neck pheasant and bobwhite quail. The daily limit for pheasant is two (2) either sex birds and the daily bag limit for quail is...

Illinois Controlled Pheasant Season Extended through Jan 31 at Four Sites
Posted on: 01/03/19

IDNR is extending the Controlled Pheasant Hunting Seasons at four IDNR sites. Hunters can make reservations now for additional hunting opportunities. The season has been extended through Jan 31. The four sites with additional controlled pheasant hunting are the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area in Clinton Co., the Iroquois County Conservation Area an ....

New Jersey Does Special Chukar Stocking To Close Out Pheasant Season
Posted on: 12/31/18

The overabundance of rain in New Jersey this year has led to a shortfall in the number of available pheasants at the Rockport Pheasant Farm - but bird hunters need not panic. The Division is purchasing 3,000 chukars for the last day of the 2018 stocking season and...

Hawaii Game Bird Hunting Opens on the Big Island at Kahua & Ponoholo Ranch Dec 22
Posted on: 12/20/18

The Hawaii (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2018 – 2019 Game Bird Hunting Season at the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area on the Big Island on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 27, 2019, with legal hunting days on...

Upland Bird Opener Poor to Fair Across all of Southern California
Posted on: 12/19/18

Quail and chukar season opener this past Saturday was poor to fair across all of Southern California. The upland bird hunting opener was dismal thanks to almost no production of young birds this spring in all areas. Reports from all over the region – from the Red Mountains in the north to the Mojave Preserve to the east to...

The 2018 Farm Bill is a Win for Outdoorsmen
Posted on: 12/17/18

Hunters and anglers who care about access to the outdoors and healthy fish and wildlife habitat should be pleased with the Farm Bill that finally cleared Congress recently. “This is a very good bill, especially when you consider...

North Dakota Tentative 2019 Season Opening Dates
Posted on: 12/17/18

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2019, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year. Dates become official when approved by governor’s proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2019 include...