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Upland Bird

Forest Grouse

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HABITAT

Conifer forests with shrub understory and areas near creeks and wild berries.

TASTE

Tender, white meat. Similar flavor to chicken. More

Pheasant

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HABITAT

On WMA’s, or near agriculture fields, in grassy habitat with sage or cattails.

TASTE

Tender white meat has a similar taste to chicken.

ABUNDANCE

Low to moderate populations statewide.


LICENSE, TAGS AND PERMITS NEEDED

Valid Idaho hunting license, WMA permit if hunting on a Wildlife Management Area or private land stocked by Idaho Fish and Game.

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Chukar

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HABITAT

Steep, grassy terrain with rock outcroppings.

TASTE

Tender white meat has a similar taste to chicken. Excellent table fare.

ABUNDANCE

Moderate to excellent populations.


LICENSE, TAGS AND PERMITS NEEDED

Valid Idaho hunting license.

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Quail

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HABITAT

Dense shrub vegetation at low to adjacent elevations or agriculture fields.

TASTE

Tender, white meat. Similar flavor to chicken. More

Turkey

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HABITAT

Grassy, forested habitat or shrub habitat with grass or agriculture nearby.

TASTE

Lean white meat breast, and dark meat legs. Similar taste to farm-raised turkey.

ABUNDANCE

The population continues to grow. More