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Montana Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
January 1, 2017

Montana Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$17.50 (base + upland)

Non-Resident License Fees:
$125 (base + upland)
3-Day $50

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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
Hungarian Partridge

Montana Hungarian Partridge Season

September 1 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 32 possession

Blue Grouse

Montana Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed and Spruce

Spruce Grouse

Montana Spruce Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed and Blue

Ruffed Grouse

Montana Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Blue and Spruce

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Montana Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 8 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Montana Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 4 per day, 16 possession

Sage Grouse

Montana Sage Grouse Season

September 1 – September 30, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

 

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