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    Rain? has anybody seen anything like it?

    I'm 54, I remember roads disappearing that were there as long as anybody could remember. I remember flooded farmsteads 100 years old under 10 ft of water in the Dakotas. There was a cattail slough...
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    It's not just South Dakota. Spending time with...

    It's not just South Dakota. Spending time with in-laws in SE MO. They are really sweating it and much of the mid west is in the same shape. Nephews wife's family farms 8000 acres in ILL and they...
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    El Nino is holding on and looks to be a wet...

    El Nino is holding on and looks to be a wet spring and summer. Most northern guys are planning on beans all ready. Price with tariff war and lack of contract increases is gonna make it tough this...
  4. Thread: Rain out west

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    Weak El Nino is holding on and forecast to last...

    Weak El Nino is holding on and forecast to last through summer. SW should be wet this year. MO Too. SST's are about 1.5 degrees celcius above average.
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    Thank you for the erudite civil discourse, I have...

    Thank you for the erudite civil discourse, I have nothing to say on the political front. We are getting unprecedented pressure form both sides with logic and reason thrown out the window. I...
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    I agree with you, something has to be done to...

    I agree with you, something has to be done to support or subsidize removal. There are no trappers left,you can't even pay for gas. I quit trapping in about 84. Things are out of whack and need to...
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    I agree with you on the perceived political...

    I agree with you on the perceived political fallout Troy. I am curious how removal of predators will not benefit the prey species. The time of year they are removed has little impact on their...
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    40-50 mile per hour winds and 18+ inches of snow....

    40-50 mile per hour winds and 18+ inches of snow. This one might be another cattle killer. Areas will be bad.
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    Might be, might also be pessimistic. Give it a...

    Might be, might also be pessimistic. Give it a go and report back, and good luck.
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    IDK, I know it does help. Anecdotal evidence...

    IDK, I know it does help. Anecdotal evidence would support this. I know on a quarter 20-30 bred hens from the commercial guys when they are done collecting eggs will produce some clutches. How...
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    Technically, I would consider the line from...

    Technically, I would consider the line from Aberdeen to Huron to Mitchell sort of the border to eastern S.D. and west of there central till an hour west of the river. And west river after that. ...
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    Talked to a buddy who is a serious hunter, echoed...

    Talked to a buddy who is a serious hunter, echoed the same. Worst since 97. He had over 200 +or- yard birds he was feeding. He is down to 11, 8 roosters 3 hens. Says in his travels around...
  13. Thread: Quail slam

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    Nice! great adventure.

    Nice! great adventure.
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    I have heard it's really bad lately. Areas with...

    I have heard it's really bad lately. Areas with good bird numbers are getting hammered. Keep feeding, I can't imagine it does not help.
  15. Thread: Lake Pocasse

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    sounds like a great plan, plenty of small lakes...

    sounds like a great plan, plenty of small lakes in area with walleye and perch and northern.:)
  16. Thread: Extreme Cold

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    Two different Dakota residents told me the loss...

    Two different Dakota residents told me the loss was very minor from the snap. Lost 5-10% of their yard birds. Thankfully very minor it appears.
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    30-40 below is too cold, it got some. Many just...

    30-40 below is too cold, it got some. Many just die on the roost.
  18. Thread: Trespass law

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    This same type of law adversely affected my bird...

    This same type of law adversely affected my bird hunting in MT in the 90's when the same thing happened. It is not a good deal for the hunters and ice fishermen of the state.
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    Where did you end up getting the pup from Cheesy?...

    Where did you end up getting the pup from Cheesy? Is he local?
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    Your study is good. Good old MO. SE Missouri in...

    Your study is good. Good old MO. SE Missouri in the bootheel is a unique place. Genetic Modification has allowed corn to be grown successfully there in the recent (<30 years) time frame. It was...
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    This thread could go on forever and the reasons...

    This thread could go on forever and the reasons are vast and varied. Rural America in general is languishing and disappearing.
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    Speaking of digression and railroad tracks.... ...

    Speaking of digression and railroad tracks.... When I lived in Brookings I was awakened about 2:00 in the morning thinking the world was coming to an end. Some hopped up kid had thrown a switch and...
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    That old dog is crafty and serious! She is just...

    That old dog is crafty and serious! She is just plain fun to watch. You need to start using that other gun, it's more challenging for you.
  24. Well said! Thank you and the same to all.

    Well said! Thank you and the same to all.
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    Glad you had fun!

    Glad you had fun!
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