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Sharp-Tail General Any Weapon Season

Management Area 1

8/15/2013 - 3/15/2014

Either-sex Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse sharp-tail info»
Either sex may be taken. view all»
Falcons may be used. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit Validation: Any person hunting sage or sharp-tailed grouse must have in possession their license with a sage/sharp-tailed grouse permit validation. Permit validations are available at any license vendor or online.
  • Quotas set for falconry are less than quotas for other weapons. See note for details.

Season open from Aug. 15 to the opening of the firearms season and from the close of firearms season though March 15. During the firearms season all counties or parts of counties which have a firearms season are open to hunting by falconry.

Daily bag limit three of any kind of grouse, quail, chukar, partridge or pheasant and shall not include more than one pheasant (male or female), one sage grouse, or one sharp-tailed grouse except during firearm seasons when those seasons' limits apply. Possession limit nine of any kind and shall not include more than three pheasant (male or female), three sage grouse or three sharp-tailed grouse.

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Hunt Area

Management Area 1
Bingham and Clark counties east of Interstate 15, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson County east of Interstate 15, Madison, and Teton counties, Bonneville County east of Interstate 15, Bannock County east of Interstate 15 and south of Interstate 86, Bear Lake, Caribou, Cassia County east of Interstate 84 and that portion west of Interstate 84 south of the Malta-Sublett Road and east of the Malta-Strevell Road, Franklin, Oneida, and Power County south of Interstate 86. Area Size: 8,755,546 acres
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No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit $4.75 2013
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2013 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2012 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2011 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit $4.75 2013
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2013 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2012 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)
  • Falconry Permit* $26.50 2011 (Valid for 3 years from purchase year)

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 26.86% 26.86 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 6.49% 6.49 %
U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) Graph illustrating 0.06% 0.06 %
Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 4.93% 4.93 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 0.57% 0.57 %
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 0.21% 0.21 %
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 0.82% 0.82 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 11.39% 11.39 %
Private Graph illustrating 47.25% 47.25 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0.41% 0.41 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.44% 0.44 %

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Surface Management Agency data source: Inside Idaho
*Surface Management Agency (a.k.a. Land Status) depicts categories for Federal and State agencies as well as Private lands in Idaho. For government land, this data displays the "managing agency" of the land, which may or may not be the same as the "owning agency" of the land. SMA is sometimes referred to as "ownership", although this term is inaccurate when describing public lands.

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish & Game program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Urban Graph illustrating 0.67% 0.67 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.94% 0.94 %
Rock Graph illustrating 0.02% 0.02 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.73% 1.73 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 8.47% 8.47 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 7.05% 7.05 %
Forest Graph illustrating 28.71% 28.71 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 19.88% 19.88 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 32.5% 32.5 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Sharp-Tail Outfitters & Guides

No local hunting outfitters are licensed for Sharp-Tail.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Management Area 1.

*In need of a Guide? Try our Idaho Outfitter Guide, which allows you to search all licensed outfitters by species, activity and location.


Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide

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