From September thru mid-October we hunt in the Big Timber area. The terrain consists of short-grass prairie, juniper savanna, sagebrush steppe, mountain foothills, benchlands, coulees and alfalfa fields.
This area has some of the best Hungarian partridge habitat in the state. On average we produce six to twelve covey flushes over points a day.
The Big Timber area also has good sharp-tailed grouse habitat. In an average year the dogs point about two to three bunches every other day. There is also some incidental hunting for blue grouse and ruffed grouse.
Expect to walk six to eight miles a day. All the land we hunt in Big Timber is private.