Pheasants 2018

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  1. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, they're not ducks or geese so I figured I'd start a thread.

    In all honesty, I don't do much duck hunting anymore. I hope to get out a few times but I'm not sure if I will. I just got tired of sky busters ruining hunts.

    I really miss goose hunting but I haven't found many to hunt around here. When I lived in Waukesha, they were thick.

    So, I've really fallen for pheasant hunting. Good exercise for me and my dog, last year I lost 10 lbs! If I see someone in the field I can just angle away. I miss tricking birds into decoys, but watching my dog work for hours is pretty cool too.

    Anywho, today was opening day. He put up two, I missed the first one. Snowy windy day, but it sure was fun.

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    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    Hear is what I have to say on this matter. I have a wonderful dog right now, seriously she’s great. The problem is I really love killing geese. Every day I don’t take her out I know I’ve done her wrong. I’ll
     
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    Hear is what I have to say on this matter. I have a wonderful dog right now, seriously she’s great. The problem is I really love killing geese. Every day I don’t take her out I know I’ve done her wrong. I’ll
     
  4. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    Yesterday it took me three hours. Today, 15 minutes!
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    Pheasant for dinner tonight. Mmm
     
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    marsh man dan Elite Refuge Member

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    You guys primarily hunt phesant release public land or game farms
     
  6. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree Pud, one of the best parts of hunting is dog work. Their enthusiasm is addicting.

    Dan, public release for me.
     
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    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    I had a membership at a club the last few years but not this year. I’d still say that 75% of the birds I’ve shot were public land ones.
     
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    Banded1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Ever see those pics of people before and after meth?

    Otis before and after pheasant....
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    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    Snuck out after work quick tonight. 75 yards from getting back to the truck a pair flushed, first bird was in the trees, I dumped the second into a soybean field and it hit the ground running. Spent 30 minutes with the dog trying to track the bugger down. Man I hate losing birds.
     
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  10. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    I absolutely love it when they come back looking like this!

    I could just see his nose sticking out.

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  11. road kill

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    Today is my 1st chance to get out and do the sport I love!
    It is elvis' birthday today.

    I live in Waukesha cty.

    Its been a while since I've hunted public land.

    Any tips for an old man an old dog and a an old shotgun?
    1936 Lefever SXS.

    Thanks,
    Stan b
     
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