Idaho Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August 30 – January 31, 2022

Resident License Fees:
$15.75

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

Special Permits:
Upland Game Permit $28.75
Sage/ Sharp-Tailed Permit $5.75

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

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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, 2021

Area 2: October 21 – November 30, 2021

Area 3: October 21 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Idaho Bobwhite Quail Season

Area 1: September 18 – January 31, 2022

Area 2: Closed

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


California Quail

Idaho California Quail Season

Area 1: September 18 – January 31, 2022

Area 2: Closed

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


Chukar

Idaho Chukar Season

September 18 – January 31, 2022

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession


Hungarian Partridge

Idaho Hungarian Partridge Season

September 19 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession


Blue Grouse

Idaho Blue Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2022

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2021

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


Spruce Grouse

Idaho Spruce Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2021

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2020

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


Ruffed Grouse

Idaho Ruffed Grouse Season

Area 1: August 30 – January 31, 2022

Area 2: August 30 – December 31, 2021

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, 2020

Area 2: Closed

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession


Sage Grouse

Idaho Sage Grouse Season

September 21 – September 22, 2019 or September 21 – September 27, 2019 depending on area.

*in select areas

Limits: 1 per day, check for area specific season limits and closures.

Birddogs and Chukar

Making it Count

When I hunt alone, which is often the case, there’s a certain ritual to leaving the truck. It’s become habit without much thought anymore….