Idaho Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August 30 –
January 31, 2019

Idaho Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$15.75

Non-Resident License Fees:
$97.75 (not valid first 5 days of pheasant season)
3-day $35.50

Special Permits:
Sage/ Sharp-Tailed Permit $5.75 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Idaho Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Area 1: October 13 – December 31, 2018

Area 2: October 20 – November 30, 2018

Area 3: October 20 – Decmber 31, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Idaho Bobwhite Quail Season

Area 1: September 15 – January 31, 2019

Area 2: Closed

Limits: 10 per day in aggregate with California, 30 possession

California Quail

Idaho California Quail Season

Area 1: September 15 – January 31, 2019

Area 2: Closed

 Limits: 10 per day in aggregate with California, 30 possession

Chukar

Idaho Chukar Season

September 15 – January 31, 2019 

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Idaho Hungarian Partridge Season

September 15 – January 31, 2019 

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Blue Grouse

Idaho Blue Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2019

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2018

 Limits: 4 per day in aggregate with Spruce and Ruffed, 12 possession

Spruce Grouse

Idaho Spruce Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2019

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2018

Limits: 4 per day in aggregate with Blue and Ruffed, 12 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Idaho Ruffed Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2019

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2018

Limits: 4 per day in aggregate with Spruce and Blue, 12 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Idaho Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

Area 1: October 1 – October 31, 2018

Area 2: Closed

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Sage Grouse

Idaho Sage Grouse Season

September 15 – September 21, 2018

*in select areas

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession

 
 
Chocolate Cherry Bar

Chukar Chasing Energy Bars

This season I will be joining Ultimate Upland’s crew in Idaho for some backcountry upland hunting.  As I prepare for the trip I can’t help but think about provisions for this physically challenging hunt.  Days spent climbing up the mountains chasing after chukar can leave you calorie deficit pretty quick. So to combat that I … Read more

Companions For Conservation

Winners of 2017 Companions for Conservation

SportDOG® Brand, the industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog training products and accessories, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Companions for Conservation contest. Earlier this year, SportDOG called for families with children between the ages of 10 and 18, who have an interest in hunting and conservation, to submit a dog training, youth-education project, … Read more