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Old October 6, 2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Oregon vs. Idaho

This fall I want to go bird hunting in either Oregon or Idaho. I am going to get one of those three day licenses. I only have the time and money for one of them. I live about the same distance from both states.

Which state do you think would offer the better bird hunting experience? I am talking about upland game.

Anyone have experience in both of these states? Which one did you enjoy more?
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Old October 7, 2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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I live in oregon, never really thought of it as a good upland state. I know idaho has really good pheasant hunting though.
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Old October 8, 2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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Don't know about Oregon but Idaho has at least 5 species of Grouse, a couple species of Quail, Chukar, Partridge, Turkey and Pheasant. If it were me I'd go for Idaho.
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Old October 8, 2009, 06:26 AM   #4
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Land

How is Idaho for public land? How nice are they to out of state hunters? I realize that many places don't exactly put out the welcome matt for nonresidents, however, some places can be downright hostile. At least my license plates are not labeled "California".
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Old October 8, 2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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Over 60% of Idaho is Federal (i.e. publc) land. I don't think you have to worry about fiding a place that you can hunt unmolested, I'd just do some internet scouting for good hunting areas in those public lands (Forest Service/BLM). Also, a phone call to a fish & game office and a chat with a game biologist will probably save you some serious time. Good luck!
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Old October 8, 2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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Oregon is OK for birds, but my money is on Idaho. Having lived and hunted in both states, I would pick Idaho. Pheasant, forest grouse, quail, sharptail, chukar, you name it. Not that Oregon doesn't have those opportunities, just that Idaho has a lot more. South-central part of the state for pheasants, western for quail and chukar, southeast for sharptail and pheasant.
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Old October 8, 2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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Dad said that on the farm in idaho people would come out state to hunt on there property, his father had no problem having people on his land.
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Old October 8, 2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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Some very good sage grouse hunting around Fairfield south toward Twin Falls.High Deserts have been spectacular this past spring and winter in most areas.It has been 10-12 years since I have seen in Idaho, Nevada/eastern,Utah,Wyoming,Montana and the Dakotas so green.I saw 5 prime dead coyotes along I -80 just in Nevada.All the deer antelope and elk and fat and shiney.Should be a banner year in most areas that hold birds of your choice.I have seen hen turkeys with their second hatch here locally.
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