Wisconsin Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 16- January 7, 2024

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

5-Day $60

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 14 – January 7, 2024

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

Bobwhite Quail

Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail Season

October 14 – December 6, 2023

Limits: 5 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse Season

Zone A: September 16 – January 7, 2024

Limits: 5 per day

Zone B: October 14 – December 8, 2023

Limits: 2 per day


Wisconsin Woodcock Season

September 23 – November 6, 2023

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 14 – January 7, 2024 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…