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2746 09-27-2014 09:07 AM

Pheasant hunting
 
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.

[url]http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-best-pheasant-hunting-towns-in-america/[/url]

T Mac 09-27-2014 11:44 AM

Whoever put Lewistown, MT in the top 5 must have never been someplace where it is really good pheasant hunting. (?) It is just Ok and access is not very good.
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-Surprising about Iowa, too. I used to hunt around Yale, Jamaica, Bagley, Guthrie Center, annually, long ago (Pre Lake Panorama) and it was absolutely fantastic.

WallyWarrior 09-27-2014 11:36 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?

Gregking 09-28-2014 04:34 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.

2746 09-28-2014 12:59 PM

[CODE][/CODE][QUOTE=Gregking;3206929]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.[/QUOTE]

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.

Suzuki 09-29-2014 08:34 AM

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.

FuzzzyIL 10-02-2014 09:25 AM

[QUOTE=larrym;3205666]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.

[URL]http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-best-pheasant-hunting-towns-in-america/[/URL][/QUOTE]

Larry

I think that PF article in from 2012???

T Mac 10-23-2014 03:55 PM

[QUOTE=Gregking;3206929] Take for what it's worth but I like a crap hotel and great birds vs great hotel and crap birds.[/QUOTE]

--- 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.

suntracker 10-29-2014 02:39 PM

there is the SD places and then the rest simple as that

FuzzzyIL 10-29-2014 03:36 PM

[QUOTE=larrym;3205666]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.

[URL]http://www.pheasantblog.org/the-25-best-pheasant-hunting-towns-in-america/[/URL][/QUOTE]

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.


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