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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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    Best advice right now would be to find...

    Best advice right now would be to find accommodations in multiple parts of the state and then be flexible based on the roadside count results. I wouldn’t hesitate to hunt public land. With some...
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    I think the 16 ga feather Lightnings are 16 ga...

    I think the 16 ga feather Lightnings are 16 ga frame. As others mentioned not one issue with mine.
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    28” barrel super feather light browning is a bird...

    28” barrel super feather light browning is a bird killer. Love mine!!
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    Talked to one contact today that said wheat...

    Talked to one contact today that said wheat planting going good but is late. Not on to corn yet. The good thing is with today’s equipment can get a bunch in quickly.
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    Heard back from a land owner today and his...

    Heard back from a land owner today and his synopsis was similar to your report. Was encouraging to hear and better than I had expected to be honest. Thanks for the first hand update!
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    Welcome from Ohio.

    Welcome from Ohio.
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    Right now it is shed hunting so they get lots of...

    Right now it is shed hunting so they get lots of miles doing that. I give them late spring/early summer off to get a break and then in the summer time we do a lot of swimming. Then as cooler weather...
  21. Thread: 2019 Flushing

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    Interesting to see the results. Do you know of...

    Interesting to see the results. Do you know of there are any plans to try to lower the cock bird numbers since heavily imbalanced and competing with hens for food and survival?

    Thanks
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    Rumor on some other sites that this last big sale...

    Rumor on some other sites that this last big sale was the clearance sale for them and they will no longer be sold.
  23. Thread: Weatherby Orion

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    Used to have a 20 gauge Japanese gun. No...

    Used to have a 20 gauge Japanese gun. No complaints but sold it do to lack of use. The newer ones are made in Turkey.
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    I agree that it would be a very big hit to the...

    I agree that it would be a very big hit to the income generated from out of state hunters if it was no longer allowed. Hopefully those that make the decisions understand that.
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    I’m not Dukxdog but why are you surprised by the...

    I’m not Dukxdog but why are you surprised by the lack of orange? It is not required by law.
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