Upland Birds

Upland bird hunting includes ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and prairie-chickens. A wide variety of cover types are available including croplands, food plots, CRP and other grasslands, shelterbelts and woody draws. Most upland bird hunting is done on our 60,000 acres of Walk-in lands. The Grassrope Unit is also available for a $50 daily fee in addition to the daily or season upland bird license.

The pheasant daily limit for 2019 will be 3 roosters; on the Grassrope Unit the daily limit remains at 4 roosters.  Prairie grouse (includes prairie-chickens and sharp-tailed grouse) limit is 3 per day combined. Bobwhite quail limit is 2 per day.

License options for nonmembers include daily ($110) or season ($500) for the 2019 season which begins on October 5, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019 for pheasant and bobwhite quail; the prairie grouse season is September 13 - December 31. The Grassrope Unit Daily Permit is an additional $50 per day on a first-come-first-served basis (4-bird daily limit with no more than 20 hunters per day) with a pheasant/quail season from October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020. 

A lead ammunition ban remains in effect for all shotgun hunting (non-toxic shot must be used).

Follow this link to purchase license online (the Grassrope Unit Daily Permit must be purchased directly from the Wildlife Office).