Winter hunting is not only limited to deer, coyotes and other big game animals, however the chills of winter provide hunter some marvelous opportunities for small game hunting, including upland birds hunting. The harsh weather conditions are ideal for upland hunting as the land cover is reduced and, the hunting with dogs is a different experience.
To know more about upland birds, you can check our blog about upland hunting. This blog is all about what game birds you can hunt in the Northwest and Northeast, as well as Midwest of America.
Here are some of the most desirable game birds which hunters love to hunt in winter,
Wild turkey is considered as the traditional game bird to hunt, for winter turkey hunting the Northeast sides are the best. You can also visit our blog about wild turkey winter hunting for tactics which will lead you to successful hunt.
The red ring necked erotic bird of North America who loves to live on ground and specially in winter they are looking for covers like bushes, dense grass, willows etc. A pro-tip to get the pheasant is to start looking downward and move upward in wind direction. Although the pheasant runs instead of fly, but when it takes a flight it produces a sound that alert other birds in the area. You can also check our blog pheasant to know more about the bright-colored land bird. The Midwest offers great opportunities, and the season runs throughout the month of January.
The swift, forest-dwelling, stocky birds are preferred by all upland hunters as it is inhabited in North America from the Appalachians to Alaska. The grouse use the thick covers and easily camouflaged that make them difficult to target, but their bright flush helps the hunter to spot them.
The small game bird inhabit the mountain areas in the USA from Mexico to British Columbia and also in Washington and Oregon. They prefer the bushes on slops, savanna, thick forests, and other such habitats with dense covers. In winters, they migrate in groups and mostly stayed inside covers and less often make little and abrupt flushes and then hide again.
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