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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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Apply for Georgia 2018 Youth Quail Quota Hunts by Nov 30
Posted on: 11/10/18

Georgia hunters can apply for two scheduled youth quail quota hunts that will take place on land managed for bobwhite quail, according to the Georgia DNR. These hunts are made possible by generous private landowners that participate in Georgia’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative. Quota applications for either youth quail hunt must be received by November 30, 2018. Only...

Hunt Quail in Utah Through Dec
Posted on: 11/10/18

You can hunt both Gambel's and California quail in Utah from Nov 3 until Dec. 31. (Utah is also home to a small population of scaled quail, but hunting for them is not allowed.) The number of Gambel's quail has dipped a bit this year, but decent numbers of birds should still be available. The Division of Wildlife Resources, says opportunities to hunt California quail in Utah are...

California 2018 Pheasant, Turkey and Second Dove Season Opens Nov 10
Posted on: 11/09/18

California’s 2018 fall hunting season hits full stride Saturday, Nov. 10 with openers for wild pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove season. Combined with hunting seasons already open for quail, chukar, snipe, waterfowl, tree squirrel and rabbits, California hunters have plenty of options to pursue some spectacular game species and...

Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season is Underway
Posted on: 11/09/18

The Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season opened Saturday, November 3, 2018. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 27, 2019. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. Game bird species include...

Pennsylvania 2018 Pheasant Hunting Season is Underway
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania 2018 pheasant hunting season opened statewideOct 20 and runs through Nov. 24. The season re-opens again Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. Bag limit is (2 daily, 6 possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in...

Oklahoma 2018 Quail Season Opens Nov 10 - Pheasant & Dove Season to Follow
Posted on: 10/29/18

Oklahoma 2018 quail hunting season opens Nov 10 – Feb 15, 2019 statewide. Daily Limit 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day. Two species of quail can be found in Oklahoma—the northern bobwhite and scaled quail. Pheasant season opens Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019. Open areas include...

Utah 2018 General Pheasant Hunting Opens Nov 3
Posted on: 10/29/18

Utah's 2018 general pheasant hunt runs Nov. 3–Dec. 2 on both private and public land. If you head afield for pheasants this fall, you'll likely find fewer wild birds. The number of pheasants released by the Division of Wildlife Resources will be more than 10,000 birds. The 61 pheasant-release sites include a new site near Heber City and six new sites near...

Posted on: 10/27/18

New Jersey 2018 pheasant & partridge season opens Nov 10-Dec 1; Dec. 10, 11 and 13, 2018–Feb. 18, 2019 (except Sundays). Sunrise to ½ hour after sunse. bag limits: Partridge — 7 Pheasant — 2. Wearing a hunter orange hat is required for all firearm small game hunters on...

New Mexico 2018 Quail Hunting Season Opens Nov 15
Posted on: 10/27/18

New Mexico 2018 quail hunting season opens Nov 15 and runs through Feb 15, 2019 . Hunter may harvest Scaled, Gambel’s, Bobwhite and Montezuma quail. Bag limit is 15 per day (no more than 5 Montezuma quail) and 30 in possession (no more than 10 Montezuma quail). Nontoxic shot is required for...

Powderhorn Ranch Becomes Newest Texas Wildlife Management Area
Posted on: 10/26/18

Over 15,000 acres of the Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County, prime unspoiled coastal prairie, is now a state wildlife management area. The newest crown jewel in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) system will certainly offer the best opportunity to hunt free-range...