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Old 11-30-2008, 06:03 PM
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Pheasant numbers are reportedly way down. In three visits to IL hunting sites this year I have flushed exactly one pheasant. But I shot that one rooster yesterday!
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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I'm down here in lovely west Texas...Odessa.I haven't got to hunt ditch chickens in a couple years,I love seeing the geese and mallards hit burnt corn and the cocks out in middle of winter wheat with sun shining on them! After hunting wild birds no way could I hunt pen rasied birds...just ain't hunting.Nothing like walking 1 mile of fence or ditch and birds flushing in last 25 yards!

i've been hunting pheasants since i was prolly 5 i don't know, its just a way of life for me in the winter. i've never hunted a "game preserve" or ranch or whatever you call em. if it ever gets to that point for me ill call it quits
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:21 PM
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i've been out 3 times this year. twice with a dog and once i just pushed the field. we didn't see anything and we were out all day. i've heard that when they stock the places people follow them in and shoot them as soon as they release them. but this is up in the northeast where they stock the birds.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:39 PM
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but this is up in the northeast where they stock the birds.

no stocking here... 100% wild and free birds...[8D]
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:01 AM
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Where are you looking at in SD? I guide for an outfitter in SD. Now that the corn is out the birds have been unreal.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:38 PM
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Where are you looking at in SD? I guide for an outfitter in SD. Now that the corn is out the birds have been unreal.
I am looking at a place just North of Casino, near Littleburg School. If you can offer me a deal I cannot pass up for myself, My Son, and my Labrador, please e-mail me at [email protected]and make sure you enter Pheasant hunt in the subject line so I do not delete it.


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Old 12-15-2008, 06:37 AM
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Just went to eastern IA this past weekend...Usually have good hunts but the bird count this year is way down. Didn't see near the birds we usually do...


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Old 12-15-2008, 02:07 PM
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Minnesota is decent, but there is a reason I go to Aberdeen SD every year
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:10 AM
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I would say bird numbers are deffinately still up here in SD. Its especially obvious this time of year now that the crops are out and theres some snow on the ground. The birds are really grouped up now. You can walk a good shelterbelt or slough and see hundreds upon hundreds of birds.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:12 PM
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How far down in Oklahoma do pheasants range?
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