What's the status of Mountain Quail in Idaho? Are there any still in the Owyhees and Boise Foothills?


There is no open hunting season for mountain quail in Idaho.  Historically, there were mountain quail in Owyhee County and the Boise Foothills.  Currently, there may be a few isolated populations of mountain quail in the Owyhee Mountains, but there have not been any credible sightings documented.   We have reports of a few mountain quail sightings in the Garden Valley to Lowman area.