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  1. Thread: crops?

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    JMuller....I had a more detailed conversation...

    JMuller....I had a more detailed conversation with my buddy who just got back from Hecla. He reflected the same sentiments as I have personally seen in 3 trips out to Eureka this fall....bird...
  2. Thread: crops?

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    Most, if not all, of the corn is still standing...

    Most, if not all, of the corn is still standing near Hecla west of Britton. Just got off of the phone with a buddy with a place out in Hecla who stated there are seas of corn still standing which...
  3. Thread: Report

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    Hunted our family farm in Eureka from Nov 1-5. ...

    Hunted our family farm in Eureka from Nov 1-5. 7,000 private acres of pheasant nirvana, the past 23 years at least. This was my third visit to the farm since Dove opener on Labor Day where I saw 7...
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    Family group of 8 hunted opening weekend and shot...

    Family group of 8 hunted opening weekend and shot 15 birds, all private land around Eureka. Limits from opening weekend till the close of the season are typically easy. I did not even bother to...
  5. Thread: A fresh report

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    Although the bird counts and first hand knowledge...

    Although the bird counts and first hand knowledge of pheasant density is dismal this season, I will still go out there. The heavily saturated ground will lead to certain areas being inaccessible as...
  6. Thread: A fresh report

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    In the past SD roadside counts I do not recall...

    In the past SD roadside counts I do not recall them posting precipitation and snowfall amounts. The snowfall amounts in McPherson County and the eastern portion of Campbell County were significant,...
  7. Thread: A fresh report

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    I was hoping I was wrong as well. The evidence...

    I was hoping I was wrong as well. The evidence does not lie though. We did not hear the normal cackling after the birds flush in the distance at the abandoned farm like normal, it really bummed me...
  8. Thread: A fresh report

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    The 2019 roadside count has been published. -49%...

    The 2019 roadside count has been published. -49% in the Mobridge area, 1.38 birds pm. My first hand observations were right. Gonna be a tough year.
  9. Thread: A fresh report

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    I am hoping for the sake of South Dakota tourism...

    I am hoping for the sake of South Dakota tourism that only certain parts of the pheasant belt were hit hard by last years winter and poor nesting success this spring. I am finding it very odd that...
  10. Thread: A fresh report

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    I was in shock and highly disappointed by the...

    I was in shock and highly disappointed by the lack of pheasants we saw and heard. I think the brutal winter they had out there mixed with the abundance of rain this spring that flooded the nests out...
  11. Thread: A fresh report

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    A fresh report

    My son and I just returned from the Eureka area after a dove hunt. My approach for the trip was three fold....shoot doves, scout deer and pheasants. We had two great dove shoots, filling limits...
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    19th year hunting 6700 acres of private family...

    19th year hunting 6700 acres of private family ground near Eureka. Took my two boys out to shoot roosters and fill rifle doe tags. Farmers just starting on the beans. Hunted all of the normal...
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