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Sharptails, Ruffed Grouse and Partridge Seasons Open Sept. 13 in North Dakota

Upland game hunters take to the field Sept. 13 with the opening of sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge seasons. While spring counts indicated a slight increase in sharptail numbers from last year, preliminary summer brood counts suggest poor reproductive success with fewer young birds. Counts showed Hungarian partridge…

Waterfowl and Sage-grouse Seasons Set in Idaho

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Tuesday, August 12, adopted waterfowl and sage-grouse seasons for 2008. The 107-day goose season, unchanged from last year, will run from October 4 through January 16, 2009 in northern and eastern Idaho and the Fort Hall Reservation; and will run from October 11…

Commission Adopts Game Bird Hunting Regulations: More Turkey Hunting Opportunities in NE Oregon

SALEM, Ore.– Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted 2008-09 regulations for birds hunted in Oregon including migratory birds (duck, goose, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, coot, snipe) upland birds (pheasant, forest grouse, chukar, pheasant, California quail, mountain quail, sage grouse, turkey) and crows.  Most upland bird seasons operate under a…

Idaho F&G Commission To Set Seasons, Consider Disability Licensing

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, to set waterfowl and sage grouse seasons and to consider disability licensing rules. The commissioners will convene via telephone conference call in an open public meeting at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 600 S….

Wyomingites Asked to Report Dead Sage Grouse During West Nile Virus Season

GREEN RIVER– All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are being asked to assist in the management of the state’s trademark sage grouse populations by immediately reporting dead sage grouse so they can be tested for West Nile Virus. Past research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to the disease and is…

Nevada Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons Set

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners set the dates for upland game, furbearer and wild turkey seasons at their June 27-28 meeting. The upland game season will officially begin with the opening of snowcock, crow, blue and ruffed grouse and dove on September 1. These hunts are all open to…

Wildlife Feels the Heat Over Past 10 Years

Fire Information 1999-2008 With the summer season soon upon us, Nevada Department of Wildlife is reminding everyone that when Nevada catches fire, wildlife feel the heat. Over the last 10 years, fires have destroyed over 7.5 million acres of sagebrush and other wildlife habitat in Nevada. In the northeast area…

Sage Grouse Working Groups Seeking Project Proposals

GREEN RIVER– Wyoming’s eight local sage grouse working groups are once again seeking project proposals to benefit sage grouse and their habitat.  During its 2008 session, the Wyoming Legislature approved Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s budget request for $2.83 million to support sage grouse management in the state from 2008-2010.  Of that…

Guzzler Hotline Up and Running

Artificial water developments, or guzzlers as they’re commonly called, literally blanket Nevada. And with almost 1,600 guzzlers statewide to keep track of, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) needs all the help it can get to properly maintain these devices that are critical to the survival of the state’s wildlife….

Spring Sage Grouse at Record Low, NDGF Recommends Closing Season

North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists recently completed the 2008 spring sage grouse survey, and census data revealed the number of strutting males observed was an all-time low and well below management objectives. Therefore, the Game and Fish Department will recommend closing the sage grouse hunting season in 2008….