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  1. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    Need to be careful of small potholes in early...

    Need to be careful of small potholes in early season (when warm). Blue-green algae blooms kill dogs too.

    If you do not like the opener date ... don't go. I actually like the opening date and I...
  2. Thread: Lost Brittany

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    Most of my dogs have "disappeared" once in their...

    Most of my dogs have "disappeared" once in their hunting career. Always at one year of age and every time they were at the truck waiting for me to return. Time out of touch never exceeding 30...
  3. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    Generally speaking the weather, harvest,...

    Generally speaking the weather, harvest, flooding, etc... could not have been much worse (for pheasant hunting) across western MN and much of ND and SD too.
  4. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    Unpressured private land will always hold more...

    Unpressured private land will always hold more birds if the habitat is good.
  5. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    This year being different ... generally speaking...

    This year being different ... generally speaking the past 10 years or so ... many times when I go to my core pheasant area I had my limit in two walks. I see shootable roosters on 75% of my walks...
  6. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    Add in all the flooded sloughs, impassible roads,...

    Add in all the flooded sloughs, impassible roads, etc... Too much water.
  7. Thread: 2019 Reports

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    I thought this season was disappointing more...

    I thought this season was disappointing more because of weather and delayed harvest. Rain and wind too often early (especially weekends when kids could go with). Then snow too early. Weather...
  8. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Kansas is the Mecca for most out of state bird...

    Kansas is the Mecca for most out of state bird and deer hunting. ND gets the early hunters, Kansas gets the late season hunters.
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    This excuse is used by many trespassers so don't...

    This excuse is used by many trespassers so don't be surprised to find a doubting landowner in areas where activity is high or trespassing common.

    During deer season, some unethical groups will...
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    If you see the dead animal laying out on the...

    If you see the dead animal laying out on the ground or the wounded animal is not able to flee than I would leave my gun at the property line and go pick it up or have the dog retrieve it. Law is...
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    Cattail sloughs are a hotbed of exothermic...

    Cattail sloughs are a hotbed of exothermic decomposition. Keeps ice from getting strong.
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    Birds one day and not the next. If you push...

    Birds one day and not the next. If you push birds to another location and they have what they need and are not bothered, why go back ?

    In ND, many corn fields have smaller sloughs inside. ...
  13. Jackrabbit - September prairie grouse and October...

    Jackrabbit - September prairie grouse and October ruffed grouse. Public land MN pheasant land is perfectly good (vast majority of years) for one or two hunters.

    To be honest I killed quite a...
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    Crazy. 2019 might be the worst year in a...

    Crazy. 2019 might be the worst year in a lifetime for weather (temps, wind, precip extremes), harvest (delayed) & climate (flooding/high water) across the Dakotas and Minnesota. Had a good early -...
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    Corn harvest remains around 30% vs. >90% for this...

    Corn harvest remains around 30% vs. >90% for this time of year.
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    Snow depths 4 - 12 inches. Wind creates areas of...

    Snow depths 4 - 12 inches. Wind creates areas of no snow and large drifts. ND warmed up a bit after the multi-week deep freeze of early November. Some sloughs actually reopened (water vs. ice).
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  17. Noted on another thread with the ND Century code...

    Noted on another thread with the ND Century code posted ...

    In ND if a landowner accepts cash payment they assume full legal liability of you on their land. ND Century Code protects landowners...
  18. Plenty of accusations of cronyism and...

    Plenty of accusations of cronyism and entitlements from the original post and a few others. If this is all true than PF has indeed fallen into the DU trap. I was a 30+ year member of DU, but left...
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    Hey I wish SD was a $40 - $50 gift certificate...

    Hey I wish SD was a $40 - $50 gift certificate pay to play state, but in reality we all know many want $100 - $150 per day ... Each !

    Try do that with a couple kids. No thank you.
  20. Agree with Goosemaster that protection from cuts...

    Agree with Goosemaster that protection from cuts is a better reason to cover your dog. Be careful using products that hold heat during mild and of course warm days. Dogs do not sweat and can...
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    Unfortunately rural people probably have less...

    Unfortunately rural people probably have less access to help or are "too proud" to accept it.





    Then there is SD's Meth problem which is apparently growing fastest in rural areas.


    By...
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    I have delivered meals into a field, repaired...

    I have delivered meals into a field, repaired fencing and helped drive cattle down gravel roads (pasture to farm homestead). That said, I was more than familiar with these farmer/ranchers.
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    Nothing really except maybe geographical...

    Nothing really except maybe geographical isolation. There are happy people and angry people. Which are you ?
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    Fosters & Smith have a variety of versions. ...

    Fosters & Smith have a variety of versions. Sam's Club has human grades that can work.

    My Vet is pro-homeopathic medicine ... at least try to see if it works.

    Worked well on a Britt I had many...
  25. I have found that Brittanys really do not need...

    I have found that Brittanys really do not need any type of clothing when hunting upland game. I have several vests and jackets that I rarely use except during deer gun and muzzle loader seasons. ...
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