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  1. Thread: Labor Day SD

    by Ol'gun
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    To quote BieriSetters: "To be honest it's going...

    To quote BieriSetters: "To be honest it's going to be a tough year for public ground acres and more than likely a ton of competition...."

    That sums up the outlook for 2017. Too few birds for too...
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    Looper, you are fortunate to have such a good...

    Looper, you are fortunate to have such a good relationship with that rancher and you got a very honest report. We have many friends living across the whole state which keep us well informed of the...
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    What are you drinking? I didn't read that...

    What are you drinking? I didn't read that anywhere in their report.

    I believe SD's GFPs and the states local economies thrive on "out of state" hunters license fees and what they spend on food,...
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    No. If Warren Buffet was a pheasant hunter he...

    No. If Warren Buffet was a pheasant hunter he would most likely purchase several sections of land in SD and have a caretaker maintain it specifically for upland game habitat.

    I do agree with the...
  5. I certainly didn't take any comments of any...

    I certainly didn't take any comments of any bashing going on. Just differences of opinions formed by individuals with varying scenarios.

    Even though I make my home in PA, I check in on the site...
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    I take it "nylon" is a typo on your part. ...

    I take it "nylon" is a typo on your part.

    Unfortunately, I believe "pay to hunt" will be the only way to hunt pheasants in the future.

    I wouldn't mind paying a so called "trespass fee", but as...
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    Beautiful dog. After loosing our Rusty, a...

    Beautiful dog.

    After loosing our Rusty, a Golden to cancer last April, we are about to welcome a new Golden into our home the second week in January. An 8 week old pup. By the way, I'm 70 years...
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    Being our Goldens are part of our family and...

    Being our Goldens are part of our family and house dogs as well as hunters, I always bathed them about every two or three weeks or at least take them for a swim in clear creek water. I do think...
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    With a 50% ratio on his properties that very well...

    With a 50% ratio on his properties that very well could be. :D
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    Well stated. I think you captured the whole...

    Well stated. I think you captured the whole picture of what is happening in SD today. That is my observation as well. :thumbsup:
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    Maybe a group therapy session? :) I guess,...

    Maybe a group therapy session? :)

    I guess, gone are the fun days of hunting. Hunting is taken to serious today. Oh, the days, I was out of breathe keeping up with my bird dogs chasing after...
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    Unbelievable!:eek: Of course that gestimated...

    Unbelievable!:eek:

    Of course that gestimated number of lost birds does help to brag about the high population of birds that were in the fields for a "for profit" enterprise. If not that, like...
  13. Thread: Restaurants

    by Ol'gun
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    Speaking of bakeries, one of the best I found is...

    Speaking of bakeries, one of the best I found is in Platte, SD. It is located inside the Platte Food Center grocery store. Eat in or carry out. :thumbsup:

    When ever we are camping in the Snake...
  14. Thread: Imaginary bird

    by Ol'gun
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    Well, those three don't exist anymore. :rolleyes:

    Well, those three don't exist anymore. :rolleyes:
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    We had a very healthy population of wild...

    We had a very healthy population of wild pheasants back in the 50 and 60s which covered a wide area here in PA with healthy broods every year. No one every really explained what caused their demise...
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    I think that sums it all up quite well. :10sign:...

    I think that sums it all up quite well. :10sign:

    Although SD doesn't have the bird numbers it had years ago, SD is still the best state for pheasant hunting today. ;)

    Nice pic. too, happy dog...
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    Thanks, Dakotazeb. Good tip, too, about...

    Thanks, Dakotazeb.

    Good tip, too, about choosing the last 5 days of the season, especially for those who may not be sure when they want their second 5 day period to begin.
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    And you can change that 5 day period at any time....

    And you can change that 5 day period at any time. However the change must be made prior to the start of the original 5 days chosen. You can go to any license issuing agent to make the change.
  19. Thread: Bird Stocking

    by Ol'gun
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    So what's wrong with the article? :rolleyes:

    So what's wrong with the article? :rolleyes:
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    From what I have read and heard directly from...

    From what I have read and heard directly from friends living in SD, overall, the bird numbers are down as well as the bird harvest. While the pheasant hunting is still good, the "Hay Days" of...
  21. Thread: Camping/ R.V.??

    by Ol'gun
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    Our travel trailer would be one of them, accept...

    Our travel trailer would be one of them, accept my wife and I don't hunt water foul in SD. Another great place we camp while hunting pheasants and fishing in SD is at Lake Louise State Park and Rec...
  22. Thread: I shot a hen!

    by Ol'gun
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    Why such a value on crows? They are scavengers...

    Why such a value on crows? They are scavengers and opportunists which will eat pheasant eggs and young chicks on occasion, along with very young rabbits. They hurt the population more than an...
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    Email from SD GFP: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:...

    Email from SD GFP:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October, 15 2016
    CONTACT: Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us
    Traditions Remain Strong for South Dakota's Pheasant Opener



    PIERRE, S.D. ? Cities...
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    Oh, but they were hunters, very careless road...

    Oh, but they were hunters, very careless road hunters and trespassing "slob hunters"! They were definitely not sportsman.

    Coming from PA, some how road hunting doesn't appeal to me. Not to say I...
  25. Thread: Road counts

    by Ol'gun
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    I don't care what the bird counts indicate. ...

    I don't care what the bird counts indicate. Well, yes I do, I like to see increases. However we come out to SD to visit friends we have made throughout years and to hunt wild pheasants and a few...
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