Upland game bird seasons run Sept. 1- Jan.1, 2012—with the exception of sage grouse season, which closes Nov. 1, and mountain grouse season, which closes Dec. 15. The general pheasant season open Oct. 8. The youth only special pheasant weekend is Sept. 24-25.
Daily Bag Limits
The annual bag limit for turkey is two wild turkeys. The total combined limit of the spring and fall seasons cannot exceed two turkeys per hunter. In the fall, two either-sex turkeys may be harvested, but no more than one may be harvested in FWP Region 7 and no more than one may be harvested outside of FWP Region 7.
Fall turkey hunting is open to all hunters with a valid turkey license in the general hunting areas described in the upland game bird regulations. Special turkey hunting permits, with applications made in July, are valid only in areas specified in the regulations and must be used with a valid turkey license.
All areas open to hunting upland game birds by firearms are open to either-sex hunting of that species by falconry.
For the youth only special pheasant weekend, the bag limit, shooting hours, hunter safety requirements and all other regulations that apply to the regular pheasant season apply to the special youth season.
For other details, see the upland game bird hunting regulations which are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov, at FWP regional offices and from FWP license providers.
Hunters planning to hunt upland game birds on Indian Reservations should check Indian Reservation regulations for season dates, bag limits, licensing requirements, shooting hours, legal species and shot gun shell requirements, which may differ from state regulations.