|11-13-2014 02:32 PM|
|Gregking||^agree. Not the smartest nest placements|
|11-13-2014 11:53 AM|
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 02:36 PM|
Life goes on and things change.
|10-29-2014 01:39 PM|
|suntracker||there is the SD places and then the rest simple as that|
|10-23-2014 02:55 PM|
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!
|10-02-2014 08:25 AM|
I think that PF article in from 2012???
|09-29-2014 07:34 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 11:59 AM|
|09-28-2014 03:34 AM|
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 10:36 PM|
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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