Upland bird hunting in Wyoming.

Bird Hunting in Wyoming: A Guide to the Wild West’s Best Hunting Grounds

Wyoming is a land of endless plains, majestic mountains, and abundant wildlife. It’s no wonder that upland bird hunting is a popular activity in this rugged state. From the iconic sage grouse to the colorful pheasant, Wyoming is home to a variety of birds that make for challenging and rewarding hunts. But with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to bird hunting in Wyoming, complete with tips, tricks, and must-visit hunting grounds.

The Best Places to Hunt Birds in Wyoming

When it comes to upland bird hunting in Wyoming, there are a few places that stand out as the best of the best. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Thunder Basin National Grassland: Located in northeastern Wyoming, Thunder Basin is home to a variety of game birds, including sharp-tailed grouse and ring-necked pheasants. The grassland is vast and sprawling, so it’s best to hire a guide to help you navigate the area.
  2. Grey Reef: This section of the North Platte River is famous for its trout fishing, but the North Platte is also a great spot for bird hunting. Here you’ll find great waterfowl hunting as well for ducks and geese, as well as upland birds like chukar partridge and Hungarian partridge.
  3. Laramie Peak: If you’re up for a challenge, head to Laramie Peak in southeastern Wyoming. This rugged mountain range is home to the elusive blue grouse, a bird that’s notoriously difficult to hunt.

Tips for a Successful Bird Hunt in Wyoming

Now that you know where to hunt, it’s time to talk about how to hunt. Here are some tips to help you have a successful bird hunt in Wyoming:

  • Bring the right gear: Make sure you have the right gear for the type of bird you’re hunting. This may include a shotgun, ammunition, decoys, and a good pair of boots.
  • Hire a guide: If you’re unfamiliar with the area or the type of bird you’re hunting, it’s a good idea to hire a guide. They can help you navigate the terrain, find the best hunting spots, and increase your chances of a successful hunt. We can help you out here.
  • Know the rules and regulations: Before you head out, make sure you know the hunting regulations for the area you’ll be hunting in. This includes bag limits, hunting seasons, and any special permits or licenses you may need.
  • Scout the area: Take some time to scout the area before your hunt. Look for signs of bird activity, like tracks, feathers, and droppings. This can help you narrow down the best places to set up your decoys.

FAQs about Bird Hunting in Wyoming

What is the best time of year to hunt birds in Wyoming?

It depends on the type of bird you’re hunting. Generally, bird hunting season in Wyoming runs from September through December, but specific dates vary depending on the species.

Do I need a hunting license to hunt birds in Wyoming?

Yes, you do. You’ll also need a conservation stamp and, in some cases, a special permit.

What is the bag limit for birds in Wyoming?

Bag limits vary depending on the species.

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