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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 

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*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

 
 
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Montana Bird Hunting

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