Sharp-Tail General Any Weapon Season

Management Area 1
Unlimited Tags

10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019

Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus)
Either-sex Columbian Sharp-Tailed 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 2. Possession limit 6.

Management Area 1
Bingham and Clark counties east of Interstate 15, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson County east of Interstate 15, Madison, and Teton counties, Bonneville County east of Interstate 15, Bannock County east of Interstate 15 and south of Interstate 86, Bear Lake, Caribou, Cassia County east of Interstate 84 and that portion west of Interstate 84 south of the Malta-Sublett Road and east of the Malta-Strevell Road, Franklin, Oneida, and Power County south of Interstate 86. Area Size: 8,755,551 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 53 56 57 60 60A 61 62 62A 63A 64 65 66 66A 67 68A 69 70 71 72 73 73A 74 75 76 77 78

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit
  • Falconry Permit* (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit
  • 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 46.98 percent Private 4,113,765 acres   47%
Graph illustrating 26.48 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 2,318,124 acres   26.5%
Graph illustrating 11.13 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 974,671 acres   11.1%
Graph illustrating 5.86 percent State of Idaho 512,832 acres   5.9%
Graph illustrating 3.45 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 301,879 acres   3.4%
Graph illustrating 1.7 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 148,607 acres   1.7%
Graph illustrating 0.82 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 71,667 acres   0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.56 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 48,807 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.52 percent State of Idaho 45,604 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.49 percent Other 42,970 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.49 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 42,490 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.41 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 35,705 acres   0.4%
Graph illustrating 0.29 percent Other 25,679 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 17,295 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.14 percent State of Idaho 12,389 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.07 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 6,147 acres   0.1%

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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.