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    The birds I found on Friday 11/29/19 were holding...

    The birds I found on Friday 11/29/19 were holding tight with the fresh snow. It made for a fun hunt. I didn't go on Saturday with the mix of rain, sleet, and snow coming down. I will be going 1-2...
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    I went on Black Friday 11/29/19 and my friend...

    I went on Black Friday 11/29/19 and my friend John and I snagged four roosters at the first spot. Took us about an hour to hunt it. Raised about 20 pheasants total. The snow made hunting a little...
  3. For those of you that curse about hunting...

    For those of you that curse about hunting pressured public land, I would like to offer some advice: get in your truck, drive around, scout for birds/habitat, knock on doors, and ask for permission. ...
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    PeteRevv's advice was solid. I don't know what...

    PeteRevv's advice was solid. I don't know what kind of ammo you're using but one thing I've found that greatly improves my success is the velocity of the shot. High speed ammo gets there quicker...
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    The hunting will improve as the season goes on. ...

    The hunting will improve as the season goes on. Not much corn harvested yet - they're still working on beans. Last year I harvested 29 roosters between Thanksgiving and New Years and the population...
  6. I'm one of those guys that won't do it. First, I...

    I'm one of those guys that won't do it. First, I deer hunt and the season is only 9 days. So given the choice between bird hunting or deer hunting in this case, I choose deer hunting. I can bird...
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    I haven't hunted before noon in over a decade. ...

    I haven't hunted before noon in over a decade. Most of the time I start around noon or 1 and go until sunset, if necessary. But I also hunt private land so its not like I'm trying to beat anyone to...
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    I think ya'll will be pleasantly surprised in...

    I think ya'll will be pleasantly surprised in about a month or longer at how many birds there are. The crop harvest is really really behind according to the USDA report. I'm guessing Thanksgiving...
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    Its gotta be so wet out there right now. And at...

    Its gotta be so wet out there right now. And at this rate, its gonna be until December before the crops are harvested.
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    I've hunted over some poorly trained dogs and I...

    I've hunted over some poorly trained dogs and I can say for a fact that in those cases I would have much rather hunted without a dog. A bad one can ruin a hunt quickly.

    For years I hunted without...
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    "Hopefully those are more than just one man...

    "Hopefully those are more than just one man numbers...."

    Yes, I hunt with one other hunter or by myself. About half and half.
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    Now that the season is over, I am wondering how...

    Now that the season is over, I am wondering how everyone did overall. 2014 was the low point for me the past decade and it has gotten better every season since then. I went 9 times this season and...
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    I plan to go on the last day (Jan 1). The...

    I plan to go on the last day (Jan 1). The forecast is projected to be single digits and sunny, but minimal wind. I can tolerate that as long as the wind isn't blowing too much. And frankly, I...
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    Some areas I hunt STILL have corn. I have still...

    Some areas I hunt STILL have corn. I have still been hunting with great success though. They can hear me coming now because the snow is crunchy and loud, which isn't helping.
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    I generally don't start hunting until after deer...

    I generally don't start hunting until after deer season is over and most of the crops are out...so I went out twice in the past 10 days and it was excellent both times. I hunt east-central MN on...
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    35% of the corn has been harvested and 67% of the...

    35% of the corn has been harvested and 67% of the beans are out, as of last Wednesday per the Star Tribune.
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    Per the Star Tribune on Wednesday, only 15% of...

    Per the Star Tribune on Wednesday, only 15% of the corn has been harvested statewide and only 37% of the beans have been taken out. And with the wet weather this week, you know they weren't doing...
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    I would guess that the its going to be a sea of...

    I would guess that the its going to be a sea of corn early in the season (again). And some of the corn I've seen is like 12 feet high. Anyone have a helicopter they can borrow me?
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    I have found that the velocity of the shells make...

    I have found that the velocity of the shells make a big difference. Even more so than shot size. Which is why I prefer to use high velocity (1500 fps) or higher. I use #6 lead with an IC choke all...
  20. You might see a few birds here and there, but the...

    You might see a few birds here and there, but the hardest part now is obtaining permission to hunt them. There's very little in terms of vast, public hunting in that area because its not really...
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    Interesting discussion on the length of season. ...

    Interesting discussion on the length of season. October has been worthless for years now and it was this year too. Its a sea of corn and it can have summer like weather into the 70's. The birds...
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    Just my opinion, but the DNR needs to open the...

    Just my opinion, but the DNR needs to open the season a week later in October and extend it a week longer in January. In a warming climate, we are having much more mild Octobers than we used to, not...
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    Good work smokyhillsguide. I went out yesterday...

    Good work smokyhillsguide. I went out yesterday afternoon after the fresh snow with a friend and most of the birds we found (which was about 65-70) were hens. A lot of them were holding tight which...
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    The DNR defines the EC zone as Pine, Kanabec,...

    The DNR defines the EC zone as Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Isanti, Chisago, Anoka, Hennepin, Washington, & Ramsey counties. I think you can probably exclude Hennepin, Ramsey, and most of Anoka and...
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    I went again on Friday and it only took me 45...

    I went again on Friday and it only took me 45 minutes to get 3 roosters. I only hunted one spot. I may or may not go again before the season ends because it looks like its gonna be bitter cold.
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