Wisconsin Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 18 – January 9, 2022

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

5-Day $55

Special Permits:

Pheasant Stamp $10

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

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 16 – January 9, 2022

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

Bobwhite Quail

Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail Season

October 16 – December 8, 2021

Limits: 5 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse Season

Zone A: September 18 – January 9, 2022

Limits: 5 per day

Zone B: October 16 – December 8, 2021

Limits: 2 per day


Wisconsin Woodcock Season

September 25 – November 8, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Wisconsin Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

Suspended 2019

October 20 – November 11, 2018

*25 permits available

*in select areas

Hungarian Partridge

Wisconsin Hungarian Partridge Season

October 16 – January 9, 2022 in select areas

 Limits: 3 per day

Practicing Shotgun Shooting

Shotgun Summer

Follow along as we share the things we’re working on to become better shooters afield. We’re just a month away from bird hunting and…

Grouse Stir Fry Serving

Sharptail Stir Fry

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