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Montana Sage Grouse

Greater Sage-Grouse is the largest of Montana's grouse. Both sexes have relatively long, pointed tails, feathered legs, and mottled gray-brown, buff, and black plumage. Females appear to dip from side to side while flying. Sage Grouse are found in Central and Eastern Montana year-round.

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. Sage Grouse may be taken by shotgun not larger than a ten guage, or by bow. The general sharp-tailed grouse season dates are Sept 01 through Nov 01, but are closed west of the Continental Divide. There is a bag limit of two birds per day. The possession limit is four 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.

Sage Grouse
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