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Wisconsin Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 17 –
 January 31, 2017

Wisconsin Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$18

Non-Resident License Fees:
$85
5-Day $55

Special Permits:
Pheasant Stamp $10

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

Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 1 per day, 2 per day after opening weekend

Bobwhite Quail

Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail Season

October 15 – December 7, 2016

Limits: 5 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse Season

Zone A: September 17 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 5 per day

 

Zone B: October 15 – December 8, 2016

Limits: 2 per day

Woodcock

Wisconsin Woodcock Season

September 24 – November 7, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Wisconsin Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

Season Under Review (suspended ’13)

Hungarian Partridge

Wisconsin Hungarian Partridge Season

October 15 – December 31, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day

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
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch