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  1. Thread: Aberdeen area

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    I was north of Aberdeen Nov 15-16-17, in the area...

    I was north of Aberdeen Nov 15-16-17, in the area we hunted 90-95% of the corn was standing. The hunting was much tougher than 3 weeks ago. We got some birds but walked a lot of empty ground during...
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    It’s always interesting to see what areas have...

    It’s always interesting to see what areas have birds and despite past success what areas don’t have birds at the time of your hunt. There are so many variables, wind, weather, crop harvest, flooding...
  3. Thread: crop harvest

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    I came back from SE corner of the state on Monday...

    I came back from SE corner of the state on Monday and saw only 3-4 standing bean fields and they had just started taking out corn. Combines working in about 40% of the fields of standing corn. It...
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    Great progression from last year to this with...

    Great progression from last year to this with Bree. So much fun to see that strong drive begin to pay off by having shot opportunities. It also means that you were able to find some birds in your...
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    Those X-ray images are eye opening to see the...

    Those X-ray images are eye opening to see the difference in how that infection affected your dog Buzz versus the normal chest X-ray. Thanks for sharing your story, all the reminders to complete...
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    I have hunted eastern SD for 35 years and never...

    I have hunted eastern SD for 35 years and never paid attention to these potential killers. Now that I have read up on the dangers to our dogs, I will keep my eyes open and be selective on where the...
  7. Thread: Ace's First Hunt

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    The cover looks really thick and tall from all...

    The cover looks really thick and tall from all the summer rain. Youth season was a great way to get young Ace and Leah, on some birds. The season can’t get here soon enough! Oh wait you mentioned no...
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    Congrats to your nephew, always fun to see kids...

    Congrats to your nephew, always fun to see kids or a new hunter succeed.
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    Might need a boat to get to some of those spots...

    Might need a boat to get to some of those spots this fall.
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    Great looking young pup, will be anxious to...

    Great looking young pup, will be anxious to follow your posts as she grows and begins to hunt.
  11. Thread: Pheasant Fest

    by marn
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    I believe in 2020 Pheasant Fest is back in...

    I believe in 2020 Pheasant Fest is back in Minneapolis.
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    Congrats to you and Ty. Sounds like a great event...

    Congrats to you and Ty. Sounds like a great event to show off his training.
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    A skin stapler is a good tool to have in your...

    A skin stapler is a good tool to have in your first aide kit. They are not difficult to use. I have had to close up a wound on my dog before. Nice option when you are a long ways from a vet or if...
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    That first flush was great to see all those...

    That first flush was great to see all those birds.
    I really enjoyed the slow motion video of the roosters flushing. We have used a gopro a few times and when watching our pheasant videos the flush...
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    Great way to finish out a season, enjoyed the...

    Great way to finish out a season, enjoyed the video. Thanks.
  16. Thread: Trespass law

    by marn
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    I hunt ND early in the season each fall and it...

    I hunt ND early in the season each fall and it seems that much of the unposted land land gets posted as deer season approaches.
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    Great pics, sounds like a great way to wrap up...

    Great pics, sounds like a great way to wrap up the season. Sore legs never hurt as bad when you have birds in the cooler.
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    The Wisconsin DNR plans to stock 90 properties...

    The Wisconsin DNR plans to stock 90 properties with approximately 75,000 pheasants from the state game farm. Depending
    on production levels, pheasants are released once prior to the pheasant hunting...
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    The Benelli 828U now comes in a left hand version.

    The Benelli 828U now comes in a left hand version.
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    Good points made here about wind direction,...

    Good points made here about wind direction, zig-zag, cross wind, birds doubling back and good dogs being able to work down wind.

    I also like to use the stop and stand still tatic at points when...
  21. Thread: opening weekend

    by marn
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    Due to wet conditions the corn just finally got...

    Due to wet conditions the corn just finally got out in the past week on the farm we hunted for the opener. Opening day we walked 8 miles of nice cover that was very wet. For all the walking we got...
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    Best tail feather our group has taken this year...

    Best tail feather our group has taken this year was 25 1/2" from private ground in central MN. I didn't shoot that bird but my dog did make the flush and a water retrieve and I carried the wet bird...
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    That's certainly a long tail feather in my book....

    That's certainly a long tail feather in my book. Glad you had an opportunity to get out, and again so sorry about Buzz.
  24. 2) STRAIGHT AWAYS ARE SO TOUGH TO KILL/RETRIEVE!...

    2) STRAIGHT AWAYS ARE SO TOUGH TO KILL/RETRIEVE!

    I thought maybe I was the only one that struggles with these shots. Visually I always feel that should be an easy shot, but missed one again...
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    We have probably all had days where it seems...

    We have probably all had days where it seems every bird flushes in front of you, and the next day every rooster is at the far end of the group. If the shot is clear and safe, I say take the shot. I...
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