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    Thanks for the replies. Like I said, won't be...

    Thanks for the replies. Like I said, won't be going this year. Just trying to learn a few things so someday when everything aligns just right, most importantly the NE weather, that I can make a...
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    Being a midwest guy and knowing absolutely...

    Being a midwest guy and knowing absolutely nothing about California nor pheasants in CA. Are these wild birds? On public or private land?
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    Thanks for the replies, appreciate it! More so...

    Thanks for the replies, appreciate it! More so just looking into educating myself a bit about the area. Won't be taking a trip to NE this year, but would like to start adding it late season some of...
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    I hunt quite a few cattails but have generally...

    I hunt quite a few cattails but have generally found that the huge parcels that are a "never ending sea of cattails" generally don't produce the greatest. There is just too much cover for the birds,...
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    [QUOTE=Goosemaster;254425] I know the public...

    I know the public spot you are talking about, one of my late season favorites.
    It doesn't always hold half a dozen highly educated birds - One time I shot 3 uneducated ones in it that flushed at...
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    Late season NE Pheasants

    Have never hunted NE, and won't this year. But one of these years I would like to take advantage of their later season. This is more of an educational/daydreaming post as I try to educate myself for...
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    If you paid, and the group of 16 the next weekend...

    If you paid, and the group of 16 the next weekend is also paying, then it is probably in the wrong of the guide. He needs to allow more time for the land to rest between groups. The few times I do...
  8. For a reasonably priced ($200ish?) upland boot. ...

    For a reasonably priced ($200ish?) upland boot. The Danner Pronghorn has treated me well. Comfortable to walk in all day prairie, mostly waterproof. However, I have pretty much switched full time...
  9. Completely agree. I have great local hunts here...

    Completely agree. I have great local hunts here in Minnesota and have a number of public land opportunities within a 5-30 mile radius of my home. Plus tons more if I want to drive a few hours...
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    Good enough of a general area for me, thanks!...

    Good enough of a general area for me, thanks! Would love to get a chicken someday. Got my first ever Sharpie this fall in the south central part of the state, really wasn't expecting it and seeing a...
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    Mail me a 6 pack of PBR and I will see what info...

    Mail me a 6 pack of PBR and I will see what info I can find for you. Just an FYI... usually driving 72 Fords in Montana also work at getting access to good wild bird populations.
  12. I am 29 years old. I am not sure if I am...

    I am 29 years old. I am not sure if I am offended or happy that you think I am from the older generation. I think happy, they have learned a lot over the years and provide valuable insight into...
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    My fault for not wording it better. I don't want...

    My fault for not wording it better. I don't want any location (which I stated), more so just a curious question if there are indeed prairie chickens east river? I've always thought of them west...
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    I think there's a few different ideas of a...

    I think there's a few different ideas of a trained dog here.... Will a dog with a good pedigree, prey drive, consistent exposure to birds (preferably wild) beginning at a young age, proper exposure...
  15. I think it is a little embarrassing that a forum...

    I think it is a little embarrassing that a forum like this, probably some of the more dedicated upland hunters there are, are questioning PF.
    1. PF has done a ton for public land, while I can't...
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    I would let the weather and snow depth dictate...

    I would let the weather and snow depth dictate where you will go, with the option of keeping the entire state open. Not sure where you are traveling from, but if you are already traveling several...
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    Nice report, always fun to read detailed ones...

    Nice report, always fun to read detailed ones like that and daydream or reminisce about my own trips or similar stories. Don't want you to give out any exact locations, but I am curious where you...
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    Generally speaking, nothing beats the first good...

    Generally speaking, nothing beats the first good snowfall of the year. So I took the day off work on Nov. 27 and headed out to public land in our of South Central MN area. First spot I put up 11...
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    Which is the same as always and essentially what...

    Which is the same as always and essentially what I said... state campgrounds are located in state parks, which have always required an annual pass or daily admission fee to enter the property. Since...
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    Good luck! I remember my first year hunting...

    Good luck! I remember my first year hunting Pheasants 11 years ago, I think I went the entire year without hitting one but I was instantly hooked. Improved a bit each year since then. Even now I...
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    I would say none of that is quite comparable......

    I would say none of that is quite comparable... Campgrounds require reservations, similar to a hotel. They are also private, similar to a private pay to play hunting scenario that requires...
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    Agree and disagree. Groups like Pheasants...

    Agree and disagree. Groups like Pheasants Forever are doing a tremendous job of purchasing land, restoring it to a habitat suitable for wildlife, then gifting it over to a state or federal agency. ...
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    While I am against paying $150+ per gun/day to...

    While I am against paying $150+ per gun/day to hunt private land. SD has tremendous bird populations on public land that are good enough for 1-3 man limits nearly every day. I am not against...
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    Anybody can afford a $50 gift certificate to the...

    Anybody can afford a $50 gift certificate to the local restaurant.... Skip your $1 coffee each day for the next 50 days. Don't eat out for the next 6 months, plan ahead and pack your own meals for...
  25. Yes, they are there. However, if you were to...

    Yes, they are there. However, if you were to travel 6 hrs to reach the SD/MN border, I would either recommend to go another 1-2 hours west to get far more birds. Or stop short of the border and...
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