Montana, United States
• We have a long upland bird season in Montana, September 1 to January 1. Pheasant season runs mid-October to January 1. The bag limits are generous, Huns 8 per day, sharptails 4 per day, pheasant 3 per day and sage grouse 2 per day. Possession limits are 32 Huns, 12 sharptails, 9 pheasant and 4 sage grouse. My upland bird hunts are based in Lewistown in the central part of the state. The birds are all wild and few places offer more variety and opportunity. In the early season you will encounter Hungarian partridge, sharptail grouse, sage grouse, Wilsons snipe and morning dove. Starting in mid October we concentrate on pheasants. Most of the hunting is on private land. The terrain is rolling hills, native prairie grassland and agricultural areas. Plan to walk 5 to 8 miles per day. Airlines fly to Lewistown, Billings and Great Falls. I do not carry a gun or mix hunting parties. The dogs are well trained English setters and Labrador retrievers. Your trained dog is always welcome.