Upland Bird Hunting

Hunters looking to pursue upland birds will find countless opportunities in Idaho. Seasons are long and bag limits are generous.

To be more specific, you can hunt for:

You can crisscross the entire state hunting forest grouse, while you’ll only find Columbian sharp-tailed and sage-grouse in certain areas of southern and eastern Idaho. Chukar are typically found in rocky, arid areas in much of southern and central Idaho, and gray partridge (huns) are often close by in adjacent cultivated fields. California quail are plentiful along streams and brushy cover in southern Idaho and all the way north to the Palouse prairie. Pheasant populations have declined in much of Idaho, but can still be found on off the beaten path, on Wildlife Management Areas or on private lands.

News

Videos

Youth Pheasant Hunt at CJ Strike WMA
Time with the Boys
Forest Grouse Primer
Chukar Life

External Links

Idaho Uplands: The Great American Bird Hunt

Upland hunting in Idaho by Field & Stream Magazine.

Related Documents

Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Management Plan, 2015-2025

Management plan for Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse.

In Search of the Idaho Native Grouse Grand Slam

First successful upland bird hunter who harvested one of each native grouse in Idaho – dusky, ruffed, spruce, sage- and sharp-tailed grouse.