Upland Game Bird and Big Game Hunting Season Dates
By angelamontana


Opening day for most of Montana’s upland game bird hunting seasons occur on the same day every year—Sept. 1. The exception is for pheasants. The 2013 general pheasant season opens Oct. 12.

Here are the statewide hunting-season dates for upland game birds:

  • Sept. 1-Jan. 1, 2014
    • Mountain grouse
    • Partridge
    • Sharp-tailed grouse
    • Turkey (fall season)
  • Sept. 1-Nov. 1
    • Sage grouse
  • Sept. 21-22
    • Youth Only Special Pheasant Weekend
  • Oct. 12-Jan. 1, 2014
    • Pheasant

 

2013 Big Game Hunting Seasons

Antelope

  • 900 Aug. 15-Nov. 10
  • Archery Sept. 7-Oct. 11
  • General Oct. 12-Nov. 10

Bighorn Sheep

  • Archery Sept. 5-Sept. 14
  • General Sept. 15-Dec. 1

Bison

  • General Nov. 15-Feb. 15, 2014

Black Bear

  • Archery Sept. 7-Sept. 14
  • Fall Sept. 15-Dec. 1

Deer & Elk

  • Archery Sept. 7-Oct. 20
  • Youth-Deer Only Oct. 17 -18
  • General Oct. 26-Dec. 1

Backcountry (HDs 150, 151, 280, 316)

  • Archery Sept. 7-Sept. 14
  • General Sept. 15-Dec. 1

Moose

  • General Sept. 15-Dec. 1

Mountain Goat

  • General Sept. 15-Dec. 1

Mountain Lion

  • Archery Sept. 7-Oct. 20
  • Fall Oct. 26 -Dec. 1
  • Winter Dec. 1-April 14, 2014

Wolf

  • Archery Sept. 7-Sept. 14
  • General Sept. 15-March 15, 2014
  • Trapping Dec. 15-Feb. 28, 2014

(Report by Montana FWP; Cover photo: adventure.howstuffworks.com)






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