Hunting Rules, Licenses, and Seasons

A new hunter taking the hunters safety course exam.
How to Get a Hunting License

This is the year you become a hunter because getting a hunting license is easier…

a ptarmigan grouse stands on a rock in Alaska
Small Game and Bird Hunting in Alaska, Seasons, and Licenses | 2020-21

The adventures of small game and bird hunting are ready for the taking on the…

A bird hunter in Utah with his German shorthaired pointers.
Bird Hunting Opportunities in Utah

The Beehive State may or may not have any beehives—but Utah offers plenty of bird…

A bird hunter in Connecticut
Connecticut Small Game and Bird Hunting Seasons and Opportunities

Connecticut offers amazing bird hunting like woodcock and pheasant as well as other small game…

A ruffed grouse with one wing left on for game bird identification.
The Many Regulations and Laws of Transporting Game Birds

Understanding the laws and regulations of transporting upland game birds after hunting. The long-tailed birds…

A hound barks and a squirrel while small game hunting in Kentucky.
Small Game and Bird Hunting in Kentucky

Exploring small game hunting dates and Opportunities in the state of Kentucky While most of…

Three turkeys, hunted during the Connecticut turkey hunting season.
Turkey Hunting in Connecticut

Another ‘sleeper state’ for Eastern turkeys in New England. The line of jakes never seemed…

A hunter shows a bobwhite quail shot in Alabama
Bird Hunting in Alabama, Season Dates, and Bag Limits

God willing and if the creek don’t rise, you’ll be bird hunting in Alabama. You…

A Bobwhite quail taken in Georgia.
Hunting Georgia for Bobwhite, Grouse,Woodcock, and Small Game

Georgia is home to the legends of bobwhite quail hunting and the ghosts of ruffed…

Bird hunters walking on open sage grouse habitat in Montana with their hunting dogs.
Montana Bird Hunting for Pheasant, Huns, Sharp-tailed Grouse, and More

Upland bird hunting under the big sky of Montana is a beautiful challenge.  Montana is…

A bird hunter with a Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada.
Bird Hunting in Nevada for Chukar, Grouse, Himalayan Snowcock, and Quail

Nevada offers a wide range of upland bird hunting opportunities from the iconic Chukar to…

A Pheasant Hunter in North Dakota in the snow
Hunting North Dakota for Pheasant, Sharptails, Huns, and Other Birds

Hunt for birds in the peaceful prairies and rolling hills of North Dakota, the Peace…

A chukar hunter walking the mountains in Washington.
Hunting Washington for Grouse, Quail, Pheasant and More

Northwest knows best — especially when it comes to good quail hunting, forest grouse and…

Two bird hunters and a bird dog hunting in Idaho.
Bird Hunting for Grouse, Quail, Chukar, and More in Idaho

Who knows how many grouse are hiding in Idaho. Isn’t it time you found out? …

Walt Lesser hunting birds in West Virginia
Bird Hunting in West Virginia, Grouse, Woodcock, and Other Small Game

Down country roads, mountain ridges and river valleys you’ll find people bird hunting in West…

A Missouri bird hunter holding a Bobwhite Quail.
Hunting for Bobwhite, Pheasant, and other Small Game in Missouri

Missouri is where the rivers run and the birds flush Like many of the Midwestern…

A bird hunter going after Ruffed Grouse in Virginia
Bird Hunting in Virginia, Pheasant, Quail, Grouse, Woodcock, and Small Game

Virginia is for lovers of bird hunting. Virginia is predominantly the forested mountains in the…

a bird hunter in the green mountains of Vermont.
Bird Hunting in Vermont for Grouse, Woodcock, Pheasant, and More

There are as many great spots for bird hunting in Vermont as there are beds and…

bird hunters in the mountains of North Carolina.
Bird Hunting in North Carolina, Grouse, Quail, Woodcock, Pheasant, and More

North Carolina is first in flight — and first in flushing. The Outer Banks and…

A bird hunter looking for pheasant in Iowa.
Pheasant, Dove, and other Small Game Hunting in Iowa

Under the wide skies of mid-western Iowa, farm fields stretch to the horizon—and so do…

A bird hunter out hunting ruffed grouse in Pennsylvania.
Bird Hunting in Pennsylvania for Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, and Pheasant

Pennsylvania has an iconic foundation in hunting, here we explore the ongoing legacy of ruffed…