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    We ( two hunters and 2 good Brittany's) just...

    We ( two hunters and 2 good Brittany's) just returned from 6 days afield, hunting public land located in four central counties around Mitchell and Huron. Averaged seeing a total of 50 birds a day,...
  2. Thread: Midwest Quail

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    from Hailing from Michigan and spending most...

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    Hailing from Michigan and spending most of my hunting days chasing a mixed bag of pheasant and quail I share your pain . Just a little info you may find interesting. Passing through...
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    Thanks for the report Jim. It's always a surprise...

    Thanks for the report Jim. It's always a surprise how well the birds know the sunset table, usually come out 30 seconds after shooting hours. LOL:)
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    Thanks for the report Boomer, will be out in a...

    Thanks for the report Boomer, will be out in a couple weeks. Just wanted to see how dire the numbers are, it's always time well spent regardless.:)
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    Yes, I guess you could say that, have not used...

    Yes, I guess you could say that, have not used this site since it changed many years ago, only been going to SD for 13 years. That said, they used to have a youth and resident opener, prior to the...
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    Any reports from hunters ?

    Waiting to hear from hunters, boots on the ground reports. Is anybody out there?
    :)
  7. Hunting Public Land NM , AZ end of 2105 season

    Looking for those experienced in hunting AZ and NM. Heading that way this week, traveling with my Brittany's . Any opportunity's for a newbie to these states to see any birds. Have hunted Texas once,...
  8. Good to know. Also,Will be passing through NM...

    Good to know.
    Also,Will be passing through NM for a couple days next week going to Az from Kansas, on Hwy 40, or 25 to 40. Is there any opportunity for quail on public land in the north, Lake...
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    NM Bird Hunting 2016

    Will be passing through NM for a couple days next week going to Az from Kansas, on Hwy 40, or 25 to 40. Is there any opportunity for quail on public land in the north? I will have my Brittany's with...
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    Have camped during the season before but not in...

    Have camped during the season before but not in Huron, there are campgrounds though. May want to contact chamber of commerce to see who stays open. Weather changes quickly and can freeze up fast,...
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    Sounds like we follow the same path. I look...

    Sounds like we follow the same path. I look forward to my annual trip to S.D., even with numbers way down last year, it's still great. Just curious if anyone is seeing any birds at all in our neck of...
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    Report All Sightings

    Our own homegrown Road/Field Survey. Thought it would be interesting, to see if or where there are any birds. No need to be specific, just general area, district or county.
    Good Luck!:)
  13. Thread: Road Survey

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    A success story in American Capitalism. Your...

    A success story in American Capitalism. Your friend must be providing a good product.:)
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    Federal WPA closings

    The Obama Administration, for no good reason except to irritate hunters,has started closing federal public hunting lands. This includes Water Fowl Production Areas. Has anyone noticed?
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    Crp

    Wasn't CRP originally established as a volunteer soil protection program to benefit those fields enrolled, with good nesting as a by product.
  16. I can't blame the farmers, there doing what...

    I can't blame the farmers, there doing what farmers do. If someone or some organization E.g.( Pheasants Forever) paid them as much to keep habitat I'm sure many would.
  17. :confused: I believe the drought definitely...

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    I believe the drought definitely had some impact, but I think the loss of habitat due to "The emergency haying policy" had just as much. I saw areas hayed that I had never seen hayed...
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    In two words "It Sucks" . Without RFS in place...

    In two words "It Sucks" . Without RFS in place Renewable Fuel Standards which basically replaced subsidies), there wouldn't be a market.
    Farmers love, the artificially high bean prices.
    If private...
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    Oh how I miss the quail...........

    It appears all gone in Michigan. Can remember coming home with quail, woodcock, grouse and pheasant all in one outing. Oh how I miss the quail.
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    Been to Nova Scotia once many years ago, didn't...

    Been to Nova Scotia once many years ago, didn't know you had" Wile E. Roosters" to chase. Great story, know it well. Good Luck.
    P.S. Limited out Michigan opener by 8:20 a.m., all on points from my...
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    All in Fun

    Nice Pic, BUT......The picture appears to be a little short of a limit with that many shooters?? What happened??? LOL
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    I won't be out S.D. way till the second week, but...

    I won't be out S.D. way till the second week, but will be starting in Michigan on the 20th (Mi always starts on the 20th. My first bird will be dedicated to you. Thanks for your service Tom and good...
  23. Three reasons for less Pheasants in Michigan...

    Three reasons for less Pheasants in Michigan Habitat, Habitat, Habitat. As for winter hunting, no impact, unless your shootings hens. Last actual winter we had was in 2011 not 2012. And numbers don't...
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    Thanks for the reply Kansas Brittanys, were still...

    Thanks for the reply Kansas Brittanys, were still deciding if were going to make the trek. Funny, one of my Britts is ( Lady Scout "Kansas" Kid ) lineage from Renagade "kansas" Kid. And my only...
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    youth hunt reports

    Any reports or numbers from the youth hunt??????????????
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