Upland Gamebird Regulations Available On FWP’s Website

New regulation booklets for upland gamebirds are available online at fwp.mt.gov/hunt/regulations. Printed booklets will be available later this month.



This year, the booklets include turkey hunting regulations. A turkey is considered an upland gamebird by Montana statute.


Also new in the 2022 upland gamebird regulations:

  • Turkey hunting in Region 4 has changed to a general license spring opportunity.

  • Fall turkey and mountain grouse may be taken with an .177 caliber air rifle shooting a performance ballistic alloy pellet at least 1,250 feet per second as specified by the manufacturer or with an .22 caliber air rifle shooting a performance ballistic alloy pellet at least 950 feet per second as specified by the manufacturer.

  • Hunting and fishing licenses are now accessible through a secure and convenient mobile app. The Montana MyFWP app provides a digital wallet to store and display licenses and digital carcass tags, known as E-Tags, that can validate your harvest in the field.



The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022 and 2023 hunting seasons during its Feb. 4 meeting. All final regulations approved at the meeting went into effect when the new license year began on March 1.



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