FWP lists upland game bird forecast


Last updated 10/6/2022 at 8:59am


This upland game bird forecast was released by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Aug. 30.


Pheasant hunting on the Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area near Ronan and surrounding area could be challenging this year. Despite good grain production and some opportunistic moisture in the spring, brood survival appears to be relatively poor. 

Mountain grouse: dusky, ruffed and Franklin’s. Bird numbers should be similar to last year. Much of Northwest Montana experienced a cool, wet spring which can negatively affect brood survival. Despite th...

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