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Montana Partridge

Chukar partridge occur primarily in Carbon County. Sexes are identical in appearance, with white cheeks and throat separated from the breast by a necklace of black. The Chukar are often found in sagebrush-juniper or sagebrush-bitterbrush with cheatgrass and bunchgrasses nearby.

The Hungarian (Gray) Partridge "Huns" have more cinnamon-colored heads, with gray sides with vertical chestnut bars, and grayish to brownish backs. Huns usually flush in coveys of 10 to 15 birds, and are found throughout the State of Montana. Huns are often found on the edge of fields as waste grain is a staple of their winter diet.

Listed below are 2012 dates. 2013 dates should be close to the same. This site will be updated with 2013 dates once they are released, which will be during the first few months of 2013. Hungarian and Chukar Partridge may be taken by shotgun not larger than a ten guage, or by bow. The general partridge season dates are Sept 01 through Jan 01, but varies by region. There is a bag limit of eight birds per day. The possession limit is thirty-two (32) birds. The falconry season allows either-sex hunting by falconry, with a daily bag limit of two birds and an aggregate possession limit of six birds.

*You should check fwp upland bird regulations before planning your hunt and prior to entering the field to ensure compliance to all regulations. Upland Game Bird Regulations are updated by FWP in mid-July each year.

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