Forest Grouse General Any Weapon Season

Panhandle Zone
Unlimited Tags

8/30/2018 - 1/31/2019

Species
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis)
Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Either-sex Forest Grouse
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.

Restrictions

Daily bag limit of 4 in the aggregate. Possession limit 12 in the aggregate.

Map

Panhandle Zone
All of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Area Size: 4,978,864 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 1 2 3 4 4A 5 6 7 9

Statistics

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Falconry Permit* (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Falconry Permit* (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • 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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