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    Talked with a couple contacts in SD yesterday and...

    Talked with a couple contacts in SD yesterday and today. Their opinions were similar numbers to last year. Rain continues to fall and wheat harvest that should have been done week or two ago is still...
  2. Thread: First SD trip

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    I would not stay home personally as a bad SD year...

    I would not stay home personally as a bad SD year is likely better than most anywhere else. I would look to the west if Webster though. Nice thing of the 10 am start is it leaves a lot Of time for...
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    They do it in August. Usually out about first...

    They do it in August. Usually out about first week of sept if my memory serves me right.
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    Look forward to hearing your report on it.

    Look forward to hearing your report on it.
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    It is for the percent that got planted. I do know...

    It is for the percent that got planted. I do know some farmers that planted more corn then normal this year because of what the expect the price to be versus the price of beans. Will see if that was...
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    Not that Ken needs a testament from me but I have...

    Not that Ken needs a testament from me but I have Hardy’s brother and couldn’t be happier with him. By far the softest mouth I have ever seen on a dog and a retrieving fool to say the least. That is...
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    Wouldn’t bother me a bit. His job is to bring...

    Wouldn’t bother me a bit. His job is to bring back birds. Everything else is just for fun IMO.
  8. Thread: brood report

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    Text I got today from a non hunter in SD when I...

    Text I got today from a non hunter in SD when I asked about the crops and the hatch.

    Hey yes most of the fields got planted and I have been seeing alot of baby pheasant!!
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    Welcome. What part of IA? What are seeing as far...

    Welcome. What part of IA? What are seeing as far as signs of a successful hatch and such? Hunted IA quite a few years but it has been probably 6-7 since I’ve been there.

    Planning on detouring...
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    Sorry to hear and know he will be missed by many.

    Sorry to hear and know he will be missed by many.
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    Welcome to the site. Ultimately I think you will...

    Welcome to the site. Ultimately I think you will have to weigh out the pros and cons and what is best for you and your property. Lowering the number of roosters going through winter is beneficial...
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    Great picture and nice looking pup. Glad to see...

    Great picture and nice looking pup. Glad to see you found one. Sure he will bring years of enjoyment and you two will have lots of great hunts together.
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    78% of the corn crop planted as of Sunday. Better...

    78% of the corn crop planted as of Sunday. Better than I would have expected. Agree with Haymaker that harvest will likely be on the later side. Guessing the higher commodity prices gave guys the...
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    As expected flowers way behind also. Will be...

    As expected flowers way behind also. Will be interesting to see how many of those get in the ground. To say the least it will be an interesting year for sure. ND was much closer to normal so that may...
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    SD is at 64% of the corn crop planted. Way behind...

    SD is at 64% of the corn crop planted. Way behind normal but considering how wet eastern and south eastern part of the state is I would say getting 2/3’s in is pretty darn good and there will be...
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevented_planting...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevented_planting_acreage
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    Talked to three more today. Two got 95% done and...

    Talked to three more today. Two got 95% done and one got 40% of corn in. Did hear from one that two of the neighbors took prevent planting on a total of 12-13 quarters.
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    Traded text with two of my contacts today and...

    Traded text with two of my contacts today and both finished with corn and working on flowers and beans. One was a touch short on corn acres but said in the area a lot of corn was getting in the...
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    I haven’t looked at the weather so that’s great...

    I haven’t looked at the weather so that’s great there is a dry window. They will go full out and get a decent amount done I bet.
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    44% of the corn is planted in SD from yesterday’s...

    44% of the corn is planted in SD from yesterday’s report. IMO next weeks numbers will be key. Here in OH we were at 33% so even worse. If the weather cooperates I think guys will push on to June...
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    Spoke with 2 farmers in the last day. One got all...

    Spoke with 2 farmers in the last day. One got all their corn in and almost done with beans. Same one that had half in 10 or so days ago. Small area that has been missing some of the precip. The other...
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    What part of the state was this from?

    What part of the state was this from?
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    Sounds like most of the wheat got planted from...

    Sounds like most of the wheat got planted from the guys Ive talked to. Some
    Corn in but not much. One guy though that farms about 12K acres has half his corn done and thought would be back at it...
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    Yes gives a picture of how the hatch compares to...

    Yes gives a picture of how the hatch compares to previous years. It is not the end all be all but shows trends and gives us the first glimpse of what bird numbers look like. Keep in mind it’s not...
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    Update from one of my contacts. Wheat is done for...

    Update from one of my contacts. Wheat is done for many. Some others have gotten some corn in. No beans yet.
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