Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus

Upland Game Bird
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  • snowshoe hare in snow November 2013

    Extend your season -- five reasons to hunt small game this winter

    December 17, 2020 - 3:23 PM MST

    Although most big game seasons are wrapped up for the year, there are open hunting seasons for small game throughout the winter months. North-central Idaho has some great woodland-agriculture interfaces that provide excellent habitat for small game animals such as; squirrel, rabbit, hare and grouse. Read the article and watch the videos to learn five reasons why small game hunting might be right for you!

  • hunting dog with a Chukar in it's mouth standing in lightly dusted snowy grass

    Hunter how-to video: Field dressing game birds

    August 31, 2020 - 1:28 PM MDT

    Fish and Game staff members and hunters Ian Malepeai and Emily Palmer demonstrate three easy methods for field dressing and processing game birds.

  • bull elk bugling November 2007

    A wealth of hunting opportunities kick off Aug. 30 and Sept. 1

    August 27, 2020 - 11:38 AM MDT

    Some small game hunting seasons will open in Idaho on Aug 30 and Sept. 1, with opportunities including upland birds, upland game, and doves. Many general archery seasons for deer and elk also open on Aug. 30. There is a wealth of opportunity that this time of year provides for Idaho’s hunters.

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    Craig Mountain WMA Boasts Wide Variety of Upland Gamebirds

    October 4, 2019 - 5:20 PM MDT

    Fall presents itself in many different ways across the state of Idaho. Here in our corner of the state it presents itself in the form of chukars, grouse and quail hunting. Visit Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area for fall hunting opportunities!