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2021 upland game bird forecast


Last updated 9/9/2021 at 7:46am

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks


Upland bird hunting in northwest Montana for mountain grouse: dusky, ruffed and Franklin’s. Nesting season in Region 1 was dry and unseasonably cool this spring, which likely was favorable for nest success and early hatchling survival across the region. Biologists observed a good number of dusky and ruffed grouse in early summer surveys across the region during breeding season. Although spring conditions were likely good for nesting and hatching, the effect of sustained drought conditions on forb and insect populatio...

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