Upland Bird Hunting
To be more specific, you can hunt for:
- Forest - dusky, ruffed, spruce
- Prairie - Columbian sharp-tailed, sage-grouse
- Partridge - Chukar, Gray
- California quail
- Wild turkey
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 off the beaten path, on Wildlife Management Areas or on private lands.
Upland Game Bird Permit: do you need one to turkey hunt this spring? Do you need one to hunt upland birds next fall?
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:54 AM MST