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11-13-2014 03:32 PM
Gregking ^agree. Not the smartest nest placements
11-13-2014 12:53 PM
Ned
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For those of you that love hunting these beautiful birds I thought this article was interesting. Was a time when central iowa would have made this list but farming fence row to fence row had taken its toll.

http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-b...ns-in-america/


Our bird numbers in SD are following the trend of just what you said. Between tough winter, wet springs, and SD losing millions of acres of grass/crp to row crop, our numbers are no where near where they were say even 5 years ago.
10-29-2014 03:36 PM
FuzzzyIL
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For those of you that love hunting these beautiful birds I thought this article was interesting. Was a time when central iowa would have made this list but farming fence row to fence row had taken its toll.

http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-b...ns-in-america/
I grew up in No Ill but we hunted out of Grinnell from 72 to 78. A few of those years Iowa was the No 1 pheasant state and Poweshiek county was No 1 county in Iowa. Man was there birds out there. Fantastic memories with Dad and all the guys in our crew. Great people out there.

Life goes on and things change.
10-29-2014 02:39 PM
suntracker there is the SD places and then the rest simple as that
10-23-2014 03:55 PM
T Mac
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Take for what it's worth but I like a crap hotel and great birds vs great hotel and crap birds.
--- My kind of guy.
LOL!
I agree totally and could tell you some pretty funny stories about some of the places I stayed while hunting pheasants... or geese. Ohhh man!
Hoooeeeyyy.
10-02-2014 09:25 AM
FuzzzyIL
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Originally Posted by larrym View Post
For those of you that love hunting these beautiful birds I thought this article was interesting. Was a time when central iowa would have made this list but farming fence row to fence row had taken its toll.

http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-b...ns-in-america/
Larry

I think that PF article in from 2012???
09-29-2014 08:34 AM
Suzuki Looks like a bunch of blah blah to me. I have RARELY seen decent public pheasant hunting in MN. maybe once. I cant even imagine hunting here any more unless it was private land. At least in other states you can hunt the ditches.
09-28-2014 12:59 PM
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I have been to 14 of the 25 and will say that I was a little shocked at the list. I re-read the parameters of the list and put a lot in the business side of it and it might make sense.
It seems bird count fell short to accommodations. Take for what it's worth but I like a crap hotel and great birds vs great hotel and crap birds.
Had a similar response but have only been to 3-4 of the listed locations. I believe your correct in concluding they were focused on room availability in addition to pheasants. Was a little surprised at that coming from Pheasants Forever.
09-28-2014 04:34 AM
Gregking I have been to 14 of the 25 and will say that I was a little shocked at the list. I re-read the parameters of the list and put a lot in the business side of it and it might make sense.
It seems bird count fell short to accommodations. Take for what it's worth but I like a crap hotel and great birds vs great hotel and crap birds.
09-27-2014 11:36 PM
WallyWarrior Your right about the farming practices in Iowa. I remember 10yrs back, we would go out and get our limit after a hard days walk, even better a few years before.

Just this morning I went on a preserve hunt and upon telling my children about it (6 and 3), they asked "what does a pheasant look like?" Sad where it has gone.

On a positive note, SW Iowa pheasant surveys has them up 290% this year. I guess they went from seeing 3 LY to 8 TY?
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