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    West of Watertown, we got a foot of snow and...

    West of Watertown, we got a foot of snow and there is standing water everywhere. Snow should be gone by Wednesday if all goes as foretasted. Opening weekend is temps should be in the 50's. So what...
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    ckirsch, good to hear that weather conditions...

    ckirsch, good to hear that weather conditions have helped your new plantings get a good start this Spring. I ended up planting Red Ceders to replace the 12 that I lost last year, then added a row...
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    For the Habitat tree guys this spring has been...

    For the Habitat tree guys this spring has been perfect. Super slow warm up and lots of moisture has reduced the amount of shock to new tree plantings. For the farmers trying to plant crops it has...
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    ckirsch, I have planted the same Plums that you...

    ckirsch, I have planted the same Plums that you are planting,Prairie Red Plum and Native Plum. Both are numerous along fence rows here and the pheasants love em. My plums are planted along a...
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    May Update from NE South Dakota

    I will be the first to admit that I thought the winter of 2018-19 was so hard and long lasting that the Pheasant numbers in our area would drop significantly. I was wrong. We have been seeing a...
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    Wow Ckirsch, good job with all the tree...

    Wow Ckirsch, good job with all the tree planting. I was able to plant 114, ceders, junipers, and golden currants bushs, plus four 7 foot tall pear trees and a few bur oaks. I believe I have two...
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    MAJ, the James river was a mile wide just east...

    MAJ, the James river was a mile wide just east of Aberdeen. The deer stands that were in that area had water all the way up to the bottom of the stands. Yeah the pot holes are full. SDviking
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    I guess I favor the predator bounty, but look...

    I guess I favor the predator bounty, but look forward to seeing if it leads to some success in reducing them and increasing pheasant numbers. We have a lot of raccoons, a fair amount of skunks and...
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    Seems the birds are starting to spread out from...

    Seems the birds are starting to spread out from the large groups they were in this winter. I had two roosters fly from a slough to the road in front of me before running into the bushes yesterday. ...
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    Seeing a few more birds as the weather improves...

    Seeing a few more birds as the weather improves in NE SD. I now have five roosters and two hens around the farm. The 160 acre CRP across the road is water soaked but at least the snow is half gone...
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    [QUOTE=Dakotazeb;250111]After this current storm...

    [QUOTE=Dakotazeb;250111]After this current storm I can't imagine that a lot of birds will survive. Yesterday eastern SD had an inch to an inch and a half of rain, then turned to freezing rain and...
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    It rained for a couple hours around 5 AM this...

    It rained for a couple hours around 5 AM this morning, and now it's snowing. Temps hanging right around 32. Hope the birds have a good place to stay dry. The next 10 days will be a roller coaster...
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    If it helps in your decision making, the Conde to...

    If it helps in your decision making, the Conde to Groton area has some really good habitat. Even with the harsh winter we have had you still see lots of birds along the sloughs in that area. Plus...
  14. Thread: New habitat

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    Hey SDJIM, do you have any wild partridge on your...

    Hey SDJIM, do you have any wild partridge on your property? Ours in NE SD have disappeared, wondering has the habitat changed to the point where partridge can't make it here or if there is some...
  15. Thread: Pheasant Fest

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    I was hoping for Bismarck also! Darn the luck,...

    I was hoping for Bismarck also! Darn the luck, may have to make the road trip to Minneapolis, its about the same distance. SDviking
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    Well today will be a tough one on all wildlife,...

    Well today will be a tough one on all wildlife, we have steady 30 MPH winds, gust to 50mph with 4 degree temps, sun is trying to shine through the blowing snow. Hope the Pheasants found some hay...
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    We just went on a 30 mile snowmobile ride in NE...

    We just went on a 30 mile snowmobile ride in NE South Dakota. Conditions are tough, soybean ground has 6 or more inches of snow, and corn fields have 12 to 20 inches of snow. If you find deer...
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    Well done Reddog, I would agree with your...

    Well done Reddog, I would agree with your assessment. However I live in the pothole region due to family ties. This year the winter started in Mid December and may not go away until April. I think...
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    Spent some time just across the river and south...

    Spent some time just across the river and south of Mobridge this Fall and absolutely loved the river beauty and the hunting opportunities. Didn't get to fish but wow talk about rugged beautiful...
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    Drove the highway from Doland to Groton SD today,...

    Drove the highway from Doland to Groton SD today, its approximately 39 miles. I would guess we say over 400 pheasants in the fields with cattails and soybeans. The deer herds were out scraping for...
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    My favorites also, blue jays with the back drop...

    My favorites also, blue jays with the back drop in white looks cool.
  22. Thread: Pheasant Fest

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    We, went last year when they had it in Sioux...

    We, went last year when they had it in Sioux Falls, SD. I was planning on only attending one day, but had so much fun and wanted to sit through more of the discussions that we ended up attending two...
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    Chad, we are getting sleet and snow in NE South...

    Chad, we are getting sleet and snow in NE South Dakota, roads are getting icy. Safe travels
    SDviking
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    Wow very well done! Nice looking birds. I am...

    Wow very well done! Nice looking birds. I am sure there are some good stories to go along with a nice harvest! Love South Dakota pheasant hunting. SDviking
  25. Thread: Combining

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    Lots of combines in the field harvesting corn in...

    Lots of combines in the field harvesting corn in NE South Dakota. Lots and Lots of snow geese around. Corn fields are in pretty good shape top 1/2 inch is a little muddy but ground is firm so far. ...
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