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    Gladiator rooster?

    Hunting a favorite public marsh and the dog was working a scent back towards me so I stopped and he locked up about 15ft in front of me. When I looked down, a scraggly rooster burst from my feet and...
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    Only one thing I can think to add, cover the...

    Only one thing I can think to add, cover the outlet areas first. On all the public areas I hunt the roosters seem to use the same outlet areas to access and then return from their mealtime. So I hit...
  3. A thought on quail in eastern Iowa

    As a 30 year old guy who has hunted pheasants since I could follow my father's boot tracks in the snow I am amazed at the resurgence of quail. I grew up in NW Scott county and hunted primarily...
  4. I know a good swath across Iowa has very good...

    I know a good swath across Iowa has very good pheasant numbers but where I am located the numbers are ok at best. I work 6 days a week so I'm limited to local public areas, all my private fields...
  5. 8954 Worst shooting day of my life. The dog...

    8954 Worst shooting day of my life. The dog pointed 3 roosters in the first hour but I only managed one, one miss, and one I was out of position when the bird flushed. 6 hours later I bagged my 3rd...
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    Just got home an hour ago from picking up a...

    Just got home an hour ago from picking up a vizsla puppy for my dad. They love chasing pheasant, the little rascal is 8 weeks old and she is trotting around with a pheasant wing.8842
  7. Took the boots back and recieved a full redund.

    Took the boots back and recieved a full redund.
  8. Muck boots... seemed like a great idea

    Last night I picked up a pair of muck wetland boots because I was tired of wet feet. Both my danners and redwings are no longer water proof and I thought a pair of rubber boots would fill a need for...
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    I second the Danner Pronghorn, I have the model...

    I second the Danner Pronghorn, I have the model with 400g of insulation. I picked mine up for $180 and they're still in good shape going into season three.
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    The pheasants are ok as long as the snow doesn't...

    The pheasants are ok as long as the snow doesn't get an icy layer on top and they can still dig through the snow for food. Quail don't do well except In southern Iowa because they can't dig through...
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    I live near Davenport IA and I'm not familiar...

    I live near Davenport IA and I'm not familiar with the emmitsburg area but if your goal is seeing ten birds a day I doubt you'll be let down. I have ten birds this year on 7 hunts all public ground...
  12. Eerie pheasant hunt occurrence in Iowa

    This past Saturday was shotgun opener for deer here in Iowa, so public ground can turn into a bit of mess as I'm sure most of you know. I decided to check a large public area (Lost Grove Lake) near...
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    During deer season I try to stick to areas of...

    During deer season I try to stick to areas of public land that are all grass or marshy areas. I leave the areas with mixed trees and brush alone to avoid the artillery fire. And as always the...
  14. Anyone else's dog point roosters vs hens differently?

    I've noticed my vizsla locks up tight on roosters but he seems a bit playful when tracking and pointing hens with a little extra wiggle In his tail. I think it is because he was raised around...
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    I've heard only good things from friends and...

    I've heard only good things from friends and co-workers about Beck ridge preserve, I'm considering going there for my first ever pay to hunt (dad's knees are getting bad). It's north of Clinton Iowa...
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    The Amphibious Rooster

    Yesterday was the final hunt of the season for me and there was a unique finish to say the least. I was hunting a roadside ditch/creek that always has birds but they are very skittish and I...
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    My first ten years of pheasant hunting in eastern...

    My first ten years of pheasant hunting in eastern Iowa (ages 8-18) were spent almost exclusively hunting private ground that nobody else had access to, the last ten years have been spent primarily on...
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