Birds

 

Bozeman's no South Dakota, but we do have a few pheasants and plenty of huns. Grouse is our game – ruffed and blue, mainly. And it's a long season for these mountain birds: early September to the end of December. So grab your gun, unleash the dog, and get a-walkin'.

Hunting Dogs, Bozeman
Cote, Neal M.
Time waits for no dog. Read more >>
Hunting, Bozeman, Montana
Glick, Dennis
Hunting huns and chasing time. Read more >>
The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks website has up-to-date information on wildlife populations, hunter success rates, and predictions for next year's hunting seasons. Read more >>
Canoe hunt cast & blast
Dehmer, Kurt
Mastering the fall multi-sport.  Read more >>
Johnson, Chuck
In 1985, Montana formally created Block Management Areas (BMAs), which provide free access to private lands across the state for hunting big game, upland birds, and waterfowl. Read more >>
England, Mike
The next best thing to hunting is reading about it, and in 40 Days Under the Big Sky: A Birdhunter’s Journal (self-published, $25), author Jay Hanson relates an entire season on the wing, chasing birds across every type of terrain and through all kinds of weathe Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
Wild turkeys, not unlike the namesake whiskey, can bring an otherwise sane person to the heights of elation, the depths of depression, or the brink of madness. Read more >>
England, Mike
Taking your gun for a hike, as many experienced grouse hunters call it, is one of the great pleasures of a Montana fall—whether you see a bird or not, you still had a great hike through the autumn woods. Read more >>
Carty, Dave
I knew something wasn’t working, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. The presentation came from two traps hidden in the trees to my right. The first clay pigeon—a hard, right/left crosser—passed in front of me in a flat, low arc, and it was smoking. Read more >>
Carty, Dave
The dog, Powder, found the brood in an open meadow at 6,500 feet in elevation—1,500 painful feet higher than where we’d left my truck. They had scattered out below a lonely and ancient Douglas fir, where they’d undoubtedly spent the morning looking for grasshoppers. Read more >>
Cameron, Philip
With the arrival of fall here in Montana, many people love to get out and do some upland bird hunting. Hopefully you've been honing your skills with practice at the trap range already. Read more >>
Carty, Dave
I’d just finished filling the tank in my pickup when I heard the unmistakable chirp of a Hungarian Partridge, technically known as the gray partridge. It sounded like the rusty squeak of a gate hinge. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
For many outdoorsfolk, autumn can be a conundrum. With the plethora of possibilities and opportunities in this blessed corner of the Treasure State, choosing a starting point can be overwhelming. For starters, head for the bridges and ridges of Madison County. Bridges Read more >>
England, Mike
Hunting the Coffee Creek BMA Read more >>
Mike England
The best base camp for hunters exploring the Fort Benton area is the Grand Union Hotel. Perched on the bank of the Missouri River, this historic inn dates back to the late 1800s, when Fort Benton was the last stop for steamboats traveling into Montana territory. Read more >>
Johnson, Chuck
This fall, many of you will be heading out into the fields with your bird dogs or going on long hikes with your pets. There are many dangerous medical incidents and problems that can occur with your pet in the field, and whatever happens usually happens quickly. Read more >>
Muennich, Pete
One beautiful spring weekend last year, I opted to head east to hunt down some Merriam turkeys. I had recently gotten permission from a friend at school to hunt his family ranch along the Yellowstone. Read more >>
England, Mike
Fanning out across the field, a dog in front of each of us, we move slowly, deliberately, through the hayfield’s saffron stubble. It’s late morning in the lower Madison Valley; the sky is clear and bright, with a cool, persistent breeze. Perfect hunting weather. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
As pursuits go there is nothing that turns the proverbial crank quite like a hunt. But alas, spring is not usually considered the season for such things. Although this may be the case, and aside from the hibernation-thinned bruin, nothing considered big game is in season. Read more >>
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