While conditions for upland game bird hunting vary widely across the state, one thing is for sure: The current drought has made this year a lot tougher than recent years for birds and hunters alike.
The new stocking program is not an effort to increase wild bird populations, but purely to bolster numbers on wildlife management areas for the youth and subsequent general pheasant seasons.
Montana legislators want to spend $1 million to have inmates breed and raise pheasants for hunters to kill. What? Is encouraging prisoners to …
Plans call for the birds to be released on state wildlife management areas ahead of youth hunting seasons -- the first time in nearly four decades Montana will be raising and stocking pheasants.
A 41-year-old woman and her dog were struck and killed by a freight train in northern Montana over the weekend, Blaine County officials said.
The pheasant season will be pulling shotgun-toting hunters to fields, draws and river bottoms on Saturday as the season opens across Montana.
It was a surprise when the bowhunter strolled behind us. We had been gawking through binoculars at the large herd of elk gathered on a nearby ranch, bulls bugling their heads off. Maybe all of that jealousy at such a wealth of elk so close, yet so far away, hampered our hearing.
Montana's pheasant season starts Oct. 12 and runs until Jan 1. Here is the pheasant outlook from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Vikki Swinyer is a pro at catching pheasants — but that’s because she’s gotten a lot of practice.
The Ashland hunter check station in southeastern Montana saw 333 hunters last weekend, most chasing big game, and 40 percent had success.
A wet, cool June was good for lots of things in western Montana: boosting the hay crop, staving off the start of fire season, growing wildflowers. But the weather’s effect on sage grouse was mixed, according to Kirk Miller, president of Helena’s Headwaters Chapter of the conservation group Pheasants Forever.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A spring survey indicates North Dakota's pheasant population is down dramatically from a year ago due to drought, more bad news for hunters after a dismal 2017 fall hunt.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Two hunters had shot down a pheasant in a wildlife refuge in northern South Dakota when they were approached by an underweight yellow Labrador covered in sores.
Friday I finally decided that I couldn't go another day without bird hunting, so I loaded up my somewhat trusty Labs — Trouble and Chip — my shotgun, a box of shells and headed north to see if I could encounter a sharp-tailed grouse or two. I had been waiting for a buddy to hunt with, and though I had asked several none were available. So I decided to hunt by myself.
Kirk Miller, president of Helena’s Headwaters Chapter of the conservation group Pheasants Forever, knows first-hand the importance of habitat for pheasants.