Sandhill Crane General Any Weapon Season

Portion of Teton County
Unlimited Tags

9/1/2018 - 9/15/2018

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Either-sex Sandhill Crane
Either sex may be taken.
Shotgun or Archery
No person shall take upland game birds:
  • Except wild turkey, from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. Wild turkey shall not be taken between sunset and one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise.
  • With a trap, snare, net, crossbow, or firearms EXCEPT a shotgun using shells not exceeding three and one-half (3-1/2) inches maximum length, slingshot, hand-held or thrown missiles, EXCEPT forest grouse. Forest grouse shall not be taken with a trap, snare, net, or crossbow. Crossbow may be used to take forest grouse by a person who possesses a Disabled Persons Archery Hunting Permit or a Special Weapon Reasonable Modification Hunting Permit authorizing use of a crossbow or by a person hunting in an area where crossbow is a lawful method of take for big game.
  • From any watercraft.
  • By the use or aid of any electronic call.
  • By the aid of baiting. Bait is defined as any substance placed to attract upland game birds.
  • When hunting on Wildlife Management Areas where pheasants are stocked without wearing at least thirty-six (36) square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist.

In addition to the methods listed above, wild turkey may not be taken:
  • With lead shot exceeding BB size.
  • With steel shot exceeding T size.
  • By the use of dogs, except during fall hunts.


35 tags available. Daily limit is 2 for all hunts. The season limit is 2.

  • Sandhill Crane Tag - REQUIRED
  • Migratory Bird (HIP) Permit - REQUIRED WITH FIRST TAG ONLY
  • Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) Stamp - NOT REQUIRED
  • Shotgun capable of carrying no more than 3 shells - REQUIRED
  • Nontoxic Shot - NOT REQUIRED
  • Shot Size: No person shall take sandhill crane while in possession of shot larger than two tenths (0.2 inches) in diameter (size T).
Tags will be available for purchase at 10am MDT on August 1, first-come, first-served.

Portion of Teton County
Includes all of Teton County except that portion lying west of Highway 33 and south of Packsaddle Road (West 400 North) and north of North Cedron Road (West 600 South) and east of the west bank of the Teton River. Area Size: 265,397 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 62 64 65 67

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 63.24 percent Private 167,839 acres   63.2%
Graph illustrating 33.23 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 88,204 acres   33.2%
Graph illustrating 2.93 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 7,767 acres   2.9%
Graph illustrating 0.44 percent State of Idaho 1,166 acres   0.4%
Graph illustrating 0.08 percent State of Idaho 225 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 66 acres   0%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.