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  1. Thread: Report

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    Having a very tough go on private land in central...

    Having a very tough go on private land in central SD. This property has always put out reliable limits for two guys but a lot of the cover is flooded. There are some birds in corn but there often...
  2. Went in to my knees the other day. That was...

    Went in to my knees the other day. That was cold. Had to run back to the house to change.
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    Hey, that sounds exactly like our hunt the last 3...

    Hey, that sounds exactly like our hunt the last 3 days. Snowing now and no wind so we are hoping today is better.
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    Two guys, private land in central SD, limited all...

    Two guys, private land in central SD, limited all 4 days. Far more birds than we have seen the last two years.

    The state pheasant forecast has been completely off for us the last 4 years. ...
  5. Thread: Lastest Report

    by Floyd
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    We have hunted the same area in mid central SD...

    We have hunted the same area in mid central SD for 6 years now and we thought bird #s were at most 50% what they have been in past years, and probably lower than that. 2 of us limited all 5 days on...
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    One point about hunting cattails deserves...

    One point about hunting cattails deserves mentioning. Because the birds are in the cattails, that is where the dogs need to go. Not running the edge, but actually in the thick of it. A lot of dogs...
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    To raginrooster: Regarding the watering eyes...

    To raginrooster:

    Regarding the watering eyes and trouble seeing - wear ski goggles and this will go away. Ski goggles are an overlooked piece of equipment for hard core winter pheasant hunting. ...
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    Usefulness of of Pheasant Forecast

    I really question how accurate the Pheasant Forecast is. Last year a big drop in bird numbers was predicted, and we noticed no drop at all. This year a substantial increase was predicted, and we...
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    First snow of the year often equates with...

    First snow of the year often equates with pheasants that are easier to harvest. Bring some warm boots and gaiters and you should be fine.

    I would go.
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    There seems to be a lot of variability in bird...

    There seems to be a lot of variability in bird numbers this year depending on the area. We hunted not far from Redfield for 5 days on private land. 2 guys, 3 dogs ended up with 30 birds. The farm...
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    Even with a dog I still get shots at birds that...

    Even with a dog I still get shots at birds that were not put up by the dog (like in the situation where you or your partner almost step on one). So you should see some.

    Here is my one suggestion...
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    Common sense prevails!!

    I received my SD 2012 Hunting and Trapping Handbook today. On page 42 under Dog Requirements, last year's "Dogs are required to have a health certificate from their local veterinarian indicating...
  13. Thread: Harvest question

    by Floyd
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    Awesome, thanks. This has been very helpful.

    Awesome, thanks. This has been very helpful.
  14. Thread: Harvest question

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    Thank you. I understand now.

    Thank you. I understand now.
  15. Thread: Harvest question

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    Thanks for that clarification. So, to answer the...

    Thanks for that clarification. So, to answer the question "Is the corn out?" it would seem that one would need to know the percentage of the corn that is being cut for silage versus grain. I assume...
  16. Thread: Harvest question

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    Harvest question

    I was looking at the USDA weekly crop report and notice there are figures under "corn" for grain harvested and silage harvested, with the former at 19% and the latter at 93 %. What is the difference...
  17. Thread: Place to Camp

    by Floyd
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    This is off topic, but I am curious if the Yum...

    This is off topic, but I am curious if the Yum Yum Burger is still open in Marengo. They had the best lime shakes in the late 1980's.
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    I have done well solo in big CRP fields by being...

    I have done well solo in big CRP fields by being super quiet (hand signals, beeper of collar). Usually start by walking the edges and then hit the middle.
    Make sure the dog is working into the wind...
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    #6 is so critical but too often ignored.

    #6 is so critical but too often ignored.
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    We usually hunt a mixture of private and public...

    We usually hunt a mixture of private and public lands. A typical trip would be 3 days private and 2 public. We are fortunate enough to be able to afford the private but get a lot of satisfaction out...
  21. Thread: Bowman N.D.

    by Floyd
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    Ever float the Eek River in SW Alaska? We flew...

    Ever float the Eek River in SW Alaska? We flew over it and it looks like an awesome float.
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    I used to do this before I got a dog. It was...

    I used to do this before I got a dog. It was very hard, but not impossible. Biggest problem is you get no warning a bird is about to get up.

    I was amazed at how many more birds the dogs nose...
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    Be very quiet. No yelling at the dog or whistles....

    Be very quiet. No yelling at the dog or whistles. Just hand signals and use the beeper function on the collar to tell the dog they are getting too far ahead. Giant CRP fields are not a problem if...
  24. Thread: Dog Requirements

    by Floyd
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    http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/peta...

    http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/canin4e.shtml
  25. Thread: Dog Requirements

    by Floyd
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    I've taken my dogs on fishing trips into Canada...

    I've taken my dogs on fishing trips into Canada multiple times and all that is required is a rabies certificate.

    Here is the Canadian government link: ...
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