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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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Colorado 2019-20 Upland Bird Hunting Season Open for Dove, Grouse & Partridge
Posted on: 09/17/19
Colorado 2019 Upland bird hunting season is underway for dove, partridge & grouse. The seasons are as follows: Doves: mourning dove and white-winged dove -- Sept. 1 - Nov. 29 Statewide. Eurasian-collared dove ONLY -- Year-round Statewide; See the Small Game & Waterfowl Brochure for species ID transit instructions. Chukar partridge -- Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 Statewide. Grouse: Dusky (Blue) -- Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 West of I-25 only. Greater sage-grouse: Season 1...

Maryland Opens Additional Wildlife Management Areas for Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

The Maryland DNR announced two new public hunting opportunities in state WMAs. Browns Branch WMA in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek WMA in Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Central Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch WMA will be...

Montana 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Seasons & Forecast
Posted on: 09/13/19

Montana 2019 upland season started Sept 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 12. All seasons end Jan 1, 2020, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Even though the season has started, it's still a good time to dig into this season's hunting access guide.There was a tremendous bloom of clover this year, which...

LDWF Issue Multiple Dove Hunting Citations During 2019 Opening Weekend
Posted on: 09/12/19

LDWF reminds ALL hunters, for the good of everyone, to obey the hunting regulations. Please refer to the hunting regulations before going afield! Enforcement agents wrote 78 citations to 62 subjects for alleged dove hunting related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season, Sept. 7-8. In Caddo Parish, agents issued four citations to three subjects for possessing over the limit of doves, and possessing...

Michigan 2019 Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail & Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunting Season Opens in Oct
Posted on: 09/12/19

Michigan 2019 pheasant, bobwhite quail and sharp-tailed grouse hunting season opens in Oct. PHEASANT (MALE ONLY): Zone 1 (partial): Oct. 10-31 -- Zone 2, 3: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14 -- Zone 3 (partial): Dec. 1 - Jan. 1. Bag Limit: 2 (daily), 4 (possession). NORTHERN BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14 -- Bag Limit: 5 (daily), 10 (possession) and SHARP-TAILED GROUSE...

North Dakota 2019 Pheasant Hunting Season Opens Oct 12
Posted on: 09/12/19

The North Dakota 2019 regular pheasant season opens Oct. 12 and continues through Jan. 5, 2020. The two-day youth pheasant hunting weekend, when legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger can hunt statewide, is set for Oct. 5-6. Shooting Hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Residents and non-residents must possess the following licenses...

West Virginia 2019-2020 Upland Bird Hunting Season Opens with Dove
Posted on: 09/12/19

West Virginia's 2019-2020 hunting season for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe and sora and Virginia rails opened a day later this year on Sept. 2. The dove season is split into three segments. The first segment runs from Sept. 2 to Oct. 13. Shooting hours Sept. 2 are noon to sunset. For the remainder of the season, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The daily bag limit is...

Michigan 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Season Opens with Ruffed Grouse Sept 15
Posted on: 09/11/19

Michigan 2019 upland bird hunting season opens with ruffed grouse Sept 15 and runs Nov 14 with a break at the beginning of deer hunting season, and then resumes from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Woodcock season, also statewide, follows less than a week later on Sept. 21 and runs through Nov 4th. Bag limits and oher regulations for both ruffed grouse and woodcock are...

NH 2019 Ruffed Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Chukar & Partridge Opens Oct 1st
Posted on: 09/09/19

New Hampshire 2019 Ruffed Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Chukar & Hungarian Partridge Opens statewide Oct 1st and runs through Dec 31. Bag limit is 4. Grouse Wing and Tail Survey: By participating in our annual wing and tail survey, ruffed grouse hunters are helping bolster our knowledge of the king of game birds - and are entered into a drawing for a gun donated by...

Utah 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Season gets Underway
Posted on: 09/09/19

Utah 2019 upland bird hunting season got underway with dove hunting Sept 2 - and runs until Oct. 30 and grouse hunting Sept. 2 to Dec. 31. Many of the upland game hunts began on Sept. 2 this year rather than Sept. 1 because hunts in Utah can’t begin on a Sunday. The majority of the upland game hunts in Utah are free and open to anyone with a Utah hunting license. Other upland game species including...