Friday, August 29, 1997This year's upland game bird hunting season for all species except ring-necked pheasant will open Monday, September 1, at one-half hour before sunrise. Pheasant hunters will have to wait until October 11 for their opening day.
The daily bag limit for sage grouse is 2; daily bag limit for sharp-tailed grouse is 4 and mountain grouse daily bag limit is 3. Grouse season for sage grouse ends November 1, while sharp-tailed grouse and mountain grouse are open until December 15. The daily bag limit for partridge is 8. Partridge season also ends December 15. The daily bag limit for mourning doves is 15 and 8 for Common (Wilson's) snipe. The dove season closes October 30 and the snipe season closes December 16. For wild turkey hunters, the bag limit is one turkey. The fall turkey hunting season closes December 15.
Hunters should check regulations for exceptions. Upland game bird hunting regulations are available from most license agents and all FWP offices. Hunters also are encouraged to ASK FIRST before hunting on private lands and to exercise caution with regard to fire danger.