Forest Grouse General Any Weapon Season

Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9
Unlimited Tags

8/30/2019 - 1/31/2020

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.


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

Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9
All of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Area Size: 4,978,868 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

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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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 47.74 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 2,376,867 acres   47.7%
Graph illustrating 36.93 percent Private 1,838,763 acres   36.9%
Graph illustrating 7.89 percent State of Idaho 392,965 acres   7.9%
Graph illustrating 3.36 percent Other 167,382 acres   3.4%
Graph illustrating 1.92 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 95,486 acres   1.9%
Graph illustrating 1.03 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 51,084 acres   1%
Graph illustrating 0.57 percent State of Idaho 28,583 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.29 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 14,327 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.25 percent State of Idaho 12,247 acres   0.2%

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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.