Idaho Upland Gamebird Season
Idaho's upland bird hunters are ready to enjoy another autumn to remember. Chukar, quail and sage grouse seasons all begin on Saturday, September 18. Bag limits for chukar are eight per day and for quail are 10 per day. Sage grouse limits depend on the hunting unit and hunters are encouraged to double-check regulations for specific regions in this year's Idaho Fish and Game upland game hunting regulation brochure. Hunters going for sage grouse will need a sage grouse permit costing $1.50. These fees are used to fund monitoring of sage grouse populations.

"Chukar hunting looks fantastic this year," according to upland game manager, Don Kemner. Chukar counts are the highest they have been since 1987. The western part of the state from Lewiston south will be the best for chukar, Kemner noted.

Other species are unlikely to meet last year's record-breaking season but will still provide hunters ample opportunity.

Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters that warm days in the early part of the hunting season increases the need to bring plenty of water for both themselves and their dogs.

For more information on upland bird hunting in Idaho pick up a 2004-2005 regulations guide or visit the Idaho Fish and Game website at
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