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  1. Thread: Broods

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    I finally saw my first brood just a half hour ago...

    I finally saw my first brood just a half hour ago coming back in from farm....fuzzy ones so just days old and nine in the clutch. nice to see anything as I was giving up hope this year. Just South...
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    Pheasants fighting meadowlarks

    Saw the weirdest thing yesterday. While driving to my little 80 acre habitat area I noticed a bunch of commotion by a small group of trees.

    A pheasant hen was running around with 2...
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    I have one that I have been watching since early...

    I have one that I have been watching since early this fall that has the best tail I have seen for a long time. He hangs out around the East side of my place close to some buildings. I think by...
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    Thanks, I do appreciate your compliments. I...

    Thanks, I do appreciate your compliments. I probably got more joy out of trying my best to establish habitat than those I did permit to hunt it.

    To watch things grow and your efforts...
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    Excuse me! I would never "salt" the ground. I...

    Excuse me! I would never "salt" the ground. I will simply convert it into crop land to produce food etc. The land I have in habitat is all free from any government

    payments or help from...
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    So true......I am done with all the work I have...

    So true......I am done with all the work I have put into my properties here after this season. I plant food plots,shrubs and mixed grasses for pheasant habitat. They have flourished

    as a result....
  7. Thread: Late Hatch?

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    Yes, I was going to post something similar, but...

    Yes, I was going to post something similar, but thought it may just be a local observation. I have seen a couple broods still following mom and they are small. Some of the older broods have very...
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    NDGF numbers are out

    Looks pretty bleak SW but better in SE. Was surprised by numbers.....thought they would be more positive.
  9. Thread: Brood numbers

    by JO BO
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    Another funny sight yesterday was a wild turkey...

    Another funny sight yesterday was a wild turkey ran across the road in front of me and flew to the grass and immediately came back up in the air. and flew further down the

    field.....I saw a...
  10. Thread: Brood numbers

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    Some observations from yesterday Corn...

    Some observations from yesterday

    Corn as tall as I have ever seen this year....... My sightings for the day ....one bull snake who was too slow for someone to make it across the road.

    ...
  11. Thread: Brood numbers

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    You're welcome.. I tried twice now to post a...

    You're welcome.. I tried twice now to post a lengthy post but it keeps timing out on me'

    This morning though was 1 bird 2.....3 bird 4, then came 5 and 6 followed by 7,8,9,10....were there...
  12. Thread: Brood numbers

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    Hi no this is in the extreme sw part of nd ...

    Hi no this is in the extreme sw part of nd heavy grass this year and lots of bugs are helping them
  13. Thread: Brood numbers

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    Brood numbers

    I have been watching for broods this summer and have observed several lately. A few 6 bird ones ,but have come across 2 with 10 and a very large

    one that had 13 chicks. I don't know if they are...
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    Hail has been a large problem in this region of...

    Hail has been a large problem in this region of the state this year. Places like scranton, reeder and hettinger have had huge amonts. Saw a video somewhere showing 16 inch deep hail around...
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    I saw my first brood this morning as I was going...

    I saw my first brood this morning as I was going out to spray Canada Thistle

    They were in the alfalfa field that was cut a couple weeks ago. Looked to be a few weeks old. Best part is...
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    I havent seen a brood yet The people that have...

    I havent seen a brood yet
    The people that have stated they see only 2 or 3 chicks in them
    Sorry for the debbie downer report
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    Was at my farm south of bowman today Grass up...

    Was at my farm south of bowman today
    Grass up to the hood on my pickup best in years
    Lots of sweetclover
    If there is a good hatch from what birds that
    Made it this winter they have the...
  18. My Chihuahua takes offensive to both of your...

    My Chihuahua takes offensive to both of your comments as superior dogs. She got so mad when I read her the posts she tore a leaf off the only branch she could reach on my front yard tree, then chased...
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    They do have a heavy rain forecast there for this...

    They do have a heavy rain forecast there for this weekend so may bring the danger down considerably. JO BO
  20. Thread: Bowman area

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    I am close to the town of Bowman so could give...

    I am close to the town of Bowman so could give you a very detailed account of your area if you wish. I could send some pics via cell phone also. Thanks JO BO
  21. Thread: Bowman area

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    Hi, How far South? Most of the walk in plots have...

    Hi, How far South? Most of the walk in plots have been hayed this year. Corn I see South of Bowman ranges from 4-5 feet tall. The exception is some East of the highway about 5 miles South that did...
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    Thank you all for the brighter outlook. The...

    Thank you all for the brighter outlook. The number of hens did increase to 6, but not all in a row...(day wise). No roosters being taken that way though (so far)......

    Did see a...
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    Aaarrrggghhh! The inhumanity

    With the pheasant numbers down 60% in North Dakota this year the motorists are making it worse. 4 days in a row now, I have come across

    a pheasant hen smashed in the road by vehicles traveling...
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    Hi; In the Southwest corner of the state. I am...

    Hi; In the Southwest corner of the state.
    I am hoping to get a friend of mine who is camera heavy to go out and see if he can capture them on film. I hope so.
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    Hi; Thanks for the responses. I was fortunate to...

    Hi; Thanks for the responses. I was fortunate to get a very close look at 2 of them this afternoon and they are indeed pheasant hens after all.

    I have never seen the coloration of these birds...
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