Montana Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – January 1, 2019

Resident License Fees:
$17.50 (base + upland)

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

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.

Hungarian Partridge

Montana Hungarian Partridge Season

September 1 – January 1, 2019

Limits: 8 per day, 32 possession


Blue Grouse

Montana Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2019

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


Spruce Grouse

Montana Spruce Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2019

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


Ruffed Grouse

Montana Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2019

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


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Montana Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 6 – January 1, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Sharptail Grouse

Montana Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 1, 2018

Limits: 4 per day, 16 possession


Sage Grouse

Montana Sage Grouse Season

September 1 – September 30, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession