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Partridge (Gray & Chukar)

Season Dates: Sept. 16, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
Open Area: Statewide
Daily Limit: 5
Possession Limit: 15

Gray and chukar partridge are relatives of the pheasant, and also a transplant from Eurasia.

The gray, or Hungarian, partridge has a rusty colored face, and a gray chest with a dark colored U-shaped blotch on their belly. Their beak is dark and legs gray.

The chukar is similar with a red bill and feet and a black necklace. No wild populations of chukar are known to persist in the state, although liberated birds are occasionally encountered by upland game hunters.

Partridge can be found in grassy and agricultural areas, especially where there are shelterbelts and woodlots. They are jumpy and may flush in groups at some distance. A good hunting dog can be very helpful in getting on a covey of partridge.

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Hunting Regulations: A summary of the rules and regulations that guide your hunt.

Public Hunting Areas : We offer over 1 million acres of Walk-In Areas (private land leased for public hunting) to supplement our many other public hunting opportunities. Not only can you access these maps, but we offer options to personalize maps to meet your needs and even download map information to your GPS unit.

Hunter Harvest Survey Reports: A scientific sampling of hunters is taken after many hunting seasons. The information you provide is not only valuable to our biologists, but is good background information for you on the past year.