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    Need Support For Predator Control!

    Some of you may be aware that our governor ( a staunch supporter of both hunting and Second Amendment rights) has implemented a bounty on predators, offering ten bucks per tail, as a means to get...
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    Some long spurs on that rooster!

    Some long spurs on that rooster!
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    SD - those pear should really fly out of the...

    SD - those pear should really fly out of the ground for you given how much more precip you get. They are self-pollinating so you don't have the hassle of finding another disease-resistant species to...
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    Put on another 275 trees and shrubs on our small...

    Put on another 275 trees and shrubs on our small western South Dakota place. Trying to focus on food source species; caragana, aronia, buffaloberry, crabapple. Hoping to feed some native...
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    Know that your dad will be out there hunting with...

    Know that your dad will be out there hunting with you in spirit, and that he'd be disappointed for you if you didn't get out into the field.

    I lost my dad two years ago and have been amazed how...
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    Those look good! I notice that you didn't use...

    Those look good! I notice that you didn't use fabric - are you applying Roundup around the bases? Also surprised the deer and rabbits leave your trees alone. Two years ago I planted two dozen elm...
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    sdviking; Thanks for the response. Our place...

    sdviking;

    Thanks for the response. Our place is east of Rapid City, near the western edge of the Badlands National Park. Your soil is far better than ours, and you get half again as much...
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    Crabapple and Fruit Trees

    I have 160 acres in western South Dakota that is surrounded by large ranches. My goal is to make my small piece of ground desirable enough to attract more game in from the neighboring properties. ...
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    Turned out to be a one-day deal, and not quite as...

    Turned out to be a one-day deal, and not quite as bad as originally forecast. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the impact to our birds was minimal.
  10. Thread: Nfl 2017

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    I think Hillary would be a great commissioner. ...

    I think Hillary would be a great commissioner. She's a very creative fundraiser, and given that she's bravely dodged snipers' bullets, and handled the Benghazi situation with such courage and...
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    Hunted private ground near Winner today and was...

    Hunted private ground near Winner today and was relieved to see quite a few hens. We hadn't seen many up to this point, so it's nice to know there are some around. Three of us took five roosters in...
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    Private ground with a cattail-choked creek...

    Private ground with a cattail-choked creek running through it. All wild birds.
  13. Thread: Land owners...

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    There is apparently no shortage of folks who...

    There is apparently no shortage of folks who don't bother to ask for permission, and pay no attention to signs. A friend and I own two quarters of ground three hours from my home, and I can't count...
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    Three of us limited in two hours near Winner. I...

    Three of us limited in two hours near Winner. I suspect we let quite a few young roosters fly as it was overcast and a little tough to see if they were actually roosters. We saw more birds than we...
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    I've been a NAVHDA member for close to twenty...

    I've been a NAVHDA member for close to twenty years, but I sure appreciate your sharing their mission statement.

    Best of luck with those pups.
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    Good to know, although it seems odd that you'd...

    Good to know, although it seems odd that you'd list NAVHDA registration as an attribute if you believe testing is of no value. Testing is not necessarily the greatest way to measure a dog's ability,...
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    You mentioned that your dogs are NAVHDA...

    You mentioned that your dogs are NAVHDA registered. What tests have they completed, and how did they score?
  18. Thread: Kennels covers

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    I just picked up a Mud River and am impressed...

    I just picked up a Mud River and am impressed with it. No worries about it being water resistant. What I really like about it is the oversize option they offer for large kennels. It allows enough...
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    Finished our SD season near Winner today. Moved...

    Finished our SD season near Winner today. Moved over three hundred birds out of twenty-five acres of creek bottom. Most flushed ahead, but a surprising number held very tight. Four of us took our...
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    Pointer in cattails

    Interesting that most seem to discount the use of pointers in cattails or heavy cover. We have some ground that has a cattail-choked creek bed winding through it. We've taken 67 roosters out of...
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    Great post!

    I live (and hunt) in South Dakota, but after reading that, I'm ready to pack up and head for Kansas!

    Nicely done!
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    There are birds to be found in Bennet County. ...

    There are birds to be found in Bennet County. There are some public hunting areas near the LaCreek Refuge that typically hold some birds.
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    I can understand the "one-shot" sentiment, but my...

    I can understand the "one-shot" sentiment, but my personal preference is to have my kids start with a gun that can be visibly broken open. When hunting behind pointing dogs they carry the broken gun...
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    Strength training can also be a component of...

    Strength training can also be a component of weight loss, as adding a few pounds of muscle will boost your metabolism. We typically begin losing a pound or so of muscle each year, after age 30....
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    I've been through this process a number of times,...

    I've been through this process a number of times, having six kids. I'm an advocate of a break-action gun for new shooters, for the obvious safety reasons. It's easy to break open when crossing...
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