Idaho Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August 30 –
January 31, 2018

Idaho Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$12.75

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

Special Permits:
Sage/ Sharp-Tailed Permit $4.75 

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
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Idaho Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Area 1: October 14 – December 31, 2017

Area 2: October 21 – November 30, 2017

Area 3: October 21 – Decmber 31, 2017 

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Idaho Bobwhite Quail Season

Area 1: September 16 – January 31, 2018

Area 2: Closed

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

California Quail

Idaho California Quail Season

Area 1: September 16 – January 31, 2018

Area 2: Closed

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

Chukar

Idaho Chukar Season

September 16 – January 31, 2018 

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Idaho Hungarian Partridge Season

September 16 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

Blue Grouse

Idaho Blue Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2018

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2017

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

Spruce Grouse

Idaho Spruce Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2018

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2017

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

Ruffed Grouse

Idaho Ruffed Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2017

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2016

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, 2017

Area 2: Closed

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Sage Grouse

Idaho Sage Grouse Season

September 16 – September 22, 2017 

*in select areas

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession

 
 
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch