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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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Indiana 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana hunters will have more opportunities as several hunting seasons open starting Nov 1st: Deer Firearms: Nov. 16 – Dec. 1 - Dove: Nov. 1 – 17 - Pheasant (Cock only): Nov. 1 – Dec.15 - Quail: (north of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 - (south of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Jan. 10, 2020. Ducks: Central Zone: Nov. 23 – Jan. 12, 2020 - South Zone...

Wisconsin 2019 Ruffed Grouse Season Shortened in Zone A
Posted on: 11/08/19

An emergency rule will move the Wisconsin season closing date for ruffed grouse hunting in Zone A from Jan. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2020. The rule will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 8. The ruffed grouse season opened Sept. 14 in Zone A. The emergency rule does not impact season dates for Zone B, which runs from Oct. 19 to Dec. 8. Bag limits remain at five birds in Zone A and three birds in...

Delaware 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/04/19
Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the shotgun deer season from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 24 (Sunday included). Other popular hunting seasons opening in November include the second season split for ducks and the first season split for Canada goose, with many other hunting seasons also opening. The November shotgun deer season is the most popular deer season. During Delaware’s five-month deer season, nearly 50 percent of the overall annual deer harvest typically occurs during...

Hawaii 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Gets Underway
Posted on: 11/04/19
The Hawaii DLNR announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Saturday, November 2, 2019. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays and Wednesdays – Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA and private lands during the regular game bird season which is...

Register for Idaho Youth Pheasant Hunts in Salmon and Challis
Posted on: 09/23/19

Idaho DFG will host two youth pheasant hunts for Salmon and Challis-area youth on Saturday, October 5. Each hunt is limited to 15 youth and registration is required. Designed for youth hunters ages 10-17, the hunts are free and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Salmon and Challis. Youth participants must have a valid hunting license or Hunting Passport, and...

Indiana Considers Adding Ruffed Grouse to States Endangered Species List
Posted on: 09/21/19
Ruffed grouse numbers are alarmingly low in Indiana, causing the DNR Commission to consider adding the native bird to the state’s endangered species list. Young forest habitat for grouse has continually disappeared in the Hoosier State since the 1980’s – hunters haven’t had a chase to actually hunt ruffed grouse since 2015. So, in the fall of 2018, the IN DNR posted a memorandum online seeking potential ideas for the “2018 Got INput Period,” to which The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS)/American Woodcock Society (AWS) promptly responded in support of adding ruffed grouse to the state’s list of endangered birds...

Montana Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Weekend Sept 21-22
Posted on: 09/21/19

Montana’s young hunters will have a special treat the weekend of September 21 and 22, when they can take advantage of a statewide youth-only waterfowl and pheasant hunt. Licensed hunters or apprentice hunters, 15 and under, will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and pheasants statewide on these two days. The two-day youth hunt is open to: legally licensed 12- to 15-year-olds who...

Apply by Oct 18 for Maryland 2019 Mentored Pheasant Hunts in Garrett County
Posted on: 09/20/19

The Maryland DNR invites all junior license holders, apprentice license holders, and lapsed hunters to apply to participate in a mentored pheasant hunt Nov. 23-24 at Wild Wings Hunting Preserve, located in Friendsville. Interested hunters must apply to participate and space is limited to 14 hunters each day. The deadline to apply is Oct. 18. There is no cost to apply, however....

Missouri 2019 Quail & Pheasant Numbers Steady Despite Rough Start
Posted on: 09/20/19

With quail and pheasant-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the MDC advises hunters that quail and pheasant production appears better than expected despite harsh conditions last winter and flooding this spring. Hunters can expect to find a similar number of quail as last year, except for the Northeast Riverbreaks and Western Prairie regions where numbers were...

Kansas 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Prospects Are Good
Posted on: 09/19/19
Surveys are complete, data is in, and the 2019 Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Forecast is ready for viewing. The highly-anticipated annual forecast predicts what pheasant, quail and prairie chicken hunters can likely expect going into the new seasons. Based on this year’s crow counts for pheasants, whistle counts for quail, and lek counts for prairie chickens, overall upland bird hunting prospects are looking good for fall...