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    They have managed to make wild pheasants...

    They have managed to make wild pheasants extremely rare here. They do stock birds for about 8 weeks on a number of public hunting grounds. Twice a week for a few weeks, then once per week after....
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    Had a little fresh snow on the 26th. Made it out...

    Had a little fresh snow on the 26th. Made it out for a cattail hunt on state stocked land. Late season Birds really held tight,
    with our spaniel “pointing” both. 2 in the bag, but the best part...
  3. Thread: Lady update...

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    Looks great. Good for you. Our Springer girl...

    Looks great. Good for you. Our Springer girl would pee every time a stranger approached. Never wagged her tail. Bird shy and gun shy at one point. Now she jumps with joy when our boys comes to visit....
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    Not sure who you are referring to. The original...

    Not sure who you are referring to. The original post was about unethical deer hunters. Poor ethics is not restricted to just those who hunt deer. And I myself have taken shots that I questioned after...
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    No defense. 200 yard shot at a running dear is...

    No defense. 200 yard shot at a running dear is careless and reckless. Any idiot can shoot a rifle or shotgun. But it’s not hunting. Shooting at another deer on your property when tracking the first...
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    I would not consider such idiots to be hunters.

    I would not consider such idiots to be hunters.
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    Ive said it for years. End all annual payment...

    Ive said it for years. End all annual payment programs. That money is wasted. Put every dollar into land acquisition and management.
  8. Thread: Good bye Copper

    by Tilkut
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    Great way to spend last final days with your...

    Great way to spend last final days with your buddy. Great tribute. You did him well.
  9. Thread: Iowa IHAP

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    This is another reason why I have spoken about...

    This is another reason why I have spoken about actually purchasing ground permanently, instead of all the failed programs they pour money into.
  10. Thread: Price Check

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    Easto, 28” barrels? Straight stock? Don’t know...

    Easto, 28” barrels? Straight stock? Don’t know much about savage fox. Any idea of weight?
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    We have a few different parcels of public land in...

    We have a few different parcels of public land in my area. None hold a population of wild pheasants. Most have a severe problem with some species or another. Canary grass, giant ragweed, etc..... ...
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    Haymaker, good point. I speak from a midwest...

    Haymaker, good point. I speak from a midwest perspective.
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    I would never say there aren’t some good things...

    I would never say there aren’t some good things going on with easements. My point is in the 40 years I have been hunting upland birds, game species are down, invasive species up, access falling. I...
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    Payments for conservation easements are part of a...

    Payments for conservation easements are part of a conservation program that has seen limited success. I would much prefer we put future dollars into permanent land acquisition and management, that...
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    My point was too often dollars are spent and in...

    My point was too often dollars are spent and in the end the easement is not followed, or the land ends up being mowed, or grazed, etc........... or land is in CRP for a few years, only to come out...
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    Another reason to quit paying for easements, crp,...

    Another reason to quit paying for easements, crp, etc..... and just buy erodible lands, and permanently manage the property. We would save billions in the long run, with much better results for...
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    Oops. Sorry. Good luck.

    Oops. Sorry. Good luck.
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    Good luck. Keep an eye on the weather. Saturday...

    Good luck. Keep an eye on the weather. Saturday might be great. Predicting lots of rain ( believe it or not ) Sunday around here.
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    Great photo!

    Great photo!
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    I think I to remember that blizzard. But I lived...

    I think I to remember that blizzard. But I lived in Minnesota. We had 31 inches of snow in 48 hours. I went to hunt a slough on Sunday morning after storm had passed. The slough was in a low spot and...
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    Never really liked hunting in a crowd. Much...

    Never really liked hunting in a crowd. Much better to let the dog work and set the pace. My springer is very methodical. I’m basically there to steer the show, but once she’s on scent, I just follow...
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    I read of the lack of habitat, lack of funds,...

    I read of the lack of habitat, lack of funds, etc....... Wouldn't it be great if we had spent the billions over the last 20 years actually purchasing land, and managing it for recreation and...
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    I'm not a farmer. I do believe they should be...

    I'm not a farmer. I do believe they should be able to farm in the manner they see as most successful. What the drought really points out is the need to end the current CRP program, and go to a more...
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    Check out Ballistol. So save they say you can...

    Check out Ballistol. So save they say you can drink it. But I wouldn't.
  25. Thread: What's a crowd?

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    If we are "together", one other person dog combo....

    If we are "together", one other person dog combo. Although we sort of do our own thing in tandem. On public ground I dont like others about. Too many bad experiences. Usually go during the week, so...
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