Grouse hunts are popular in areas of the Northern, Parkland, Western, Interlake, Central Plains Pembina and Eastern Region. Hunting season dates are during the months of September through December.
Originally introduced to the province in the early 1900’s, the Gray (Hungarian) Partridge has become a well-established entity throughout the agriculture areas of Manitoba’s southern regions. A highly adaptive species, it is often found within close proximity of competing grouse populations and regularly inhabits open grain fields, grasslands and prairie brush rows. This hearty little game bird is also the topic of a successful induction and the deserving recipient of a unique wing shooting experience.
Combing through the stretches of infinite stubble fields, your attention is drawn to a covey of scattering Huns, swiftly avoiding your forward advance. While hurrying your step to improve your position, a holding bird captures your interest. Standing motionless, your focus remains on an idle object only yards to your front. Patience rules the oncoming moments. You inch forward, at the ready, to provoke a reaction. The threshold is met, an escape is matched with a flawless lead, your hard efforts are instantly rewarded!
Partridge hunts are popular in areas of the Western and Central Plains Pembina Region. Hunting season dates are during the months of September through December.
For those that have had the privilege to pursue them, the ptarmigan presents one of the most classic wings hooting experiences available. Native to the remote habitats of Manitoba’s northern region, this upland icon occupies remarkable landscapes that stretch from secluded areas of the boreal forest to the far reaches of the barren grounds. This aesthetically impressive game bird can be frequently found in favorable numbers, providing exceptional hunting opportunities that may only be restricted by limited access.
Probing the edges of willow-choked shorelines, you meticulously survey the low lying brush. Your ears become engaged to a sequence of gargles that steadily fade into the immediate distance. Your eyes hone in to multi-colored plumage, warily maneuvering through a maze of branches. An urgent stride stalls its progress, as you promptly prepare for an imminent flush. A flurry of wings burst through the cover, as a surprising covey glides above the tundra. You instantly point, your aim holds true, your adventure is complete!
Ptarmigan hunts are exclusive to areas in the Northern Region. Hunting season dates are during the months of September through February.
General Hunting Info
For more information on Game Bird Hunting Zones (GBHZ’s), season dates, resident, non-resident & foreign resident Game Bird hunting licenses, or additional information on hunting in Manitoba, please visit the Agriculture and Resource Development website or refer to the current Manitoba Hunting Guide or the 2021 Spring Supplement Hunting Guide.