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Sharp-tailed grouse restoration efforts continue

Bird hunters should identify birds carefully


August 25, 2022

MISSOULA – An effort to restore native sharp-tailed grouse to western Montana is underway, and this fall Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding hunters and others to be especially careful to identify grouse when in the field.

FWP biologists, with the help of conservation groups and private landowners, relocated approximately 75 sharp-tailed grouse from eastern Montana to western Montana in the fall of 2021 and then more this spring. Birds were released in the lower Bitterroot Valley near Florence, in the Flint Creek Valley near Drummond and in the upper Blackfoot Valley near Helmvi...

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