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    All the rain has been tough for farmers but great...

    All the rain has been tough for farmers but great for birds. Many fields that were unplanted are now great brood rearing areas. Also allowed the hens to spread out and not concentrate nesting areas...
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    Not a road side survey but a friend of mine west...

    Not a road side survey but a friend of mine west river said he is seeing a lot of young birds while working the farm. Some are late hatch and small birds others are good size from earlier hatches. ...
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    Been seeing good numbers of quail on roads in...

    Been seeing good numbers of quail on roads in clark county and Lawrence county. Of course in areas where there is good habitat.
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    We have shot a lot of chickens and sharptail...

    We have shot a lot of chickens and sharptail grouse in SD. Local told me to salt and pepper then grill to medium. This is absolutely outstanding way to cook these birds. I know rare fowl sounds...
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    Been seeing a lot of quail on roads early morning...

    Been seeing a lot of quail on roads early morning and late evening. Looks like it will be a good year for the birds in our area!
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    I travel to West River every year bird hunting...

    I travel to West River every year bird hunting and some of the nicest people you will ever meet live there!
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    A friend who hunts Western KS said his farmer is...

    A friend who hunts Western KS said his farmer is seeing huge numbers while cutting wheat. Lots of broods and large broods.
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    Habitat

    With all the rain the habitat looks good. Has anybody been seeing any broods yet of quail or pheasants? The cover on our places is so tall and lush hard to see anything, all quail where we are. ...
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    Predators need controlled and if nobody is...

    Predators need controlled and if nobody is hunting them and or trapping them they get too abundant. We shot 25 coons in two nights on 100 acres this year and still see plenty around. This is part...
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    Predator control is one key element along with...

    Predator control is one key element along with habitat, weather, food, etc... Fur prices are low few people trap these days or predator hunt the egg eating varmints. I think it is a great idea...
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    Lawrence County

    Anybody see pheasants in Lawrence County, IL?
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    Birds West of Pierre did well. No dead birds...

    Birds West of Pierre did well. No dead birds found throughout winter.
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    The area we hunted had all the crops in but we...

    The area we hunted had all the crops in but we still managed our birds. From what we could tell birds are up from last year a good amount. As always great to go hunt in SD.
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    Our farmer said they will start harvesting today....

    Our farmer said they will start harvesting today. They have not touched any crops yet.
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    Down in Lawrence County moving a tree stand and...

    Down in Lawrence County moving a tree stand and jumped two coveys of quail, first about 12 birds second had 8 birds. In Crawford County a farm buddy had a covey in each of two corn fields when he...
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    West River

    Heading to West River this weekend past Pierre. Any reports from that area from opening weekend? Last year birds were down but still had good hunting. Farmers are telling me they don't know bird...
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    Ok, I answered my own question. Talked to...

    Ok, I answered my own question. Talked to neighboring property owner near where I hunt in Lawrence County and he said he see a pheasants. Also believes they have been getting more birds over the...
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    Been doing some teal hunting in Lawrence county...

    Been doing some teal hunting in Lawrence county and seeing a fair amount of quail. Jumped a few coveys and some pairs. Does anybody know if there any wild pheasants in this part of sate? I haven't...
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    Weather was a little wet in May in parts. I don't...

    Weather was a little wet in May in parts. I don't have pheasants in my are but quail. Cover looks great but I haven't been out to see any birds.
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    Saw two senators from IA are for lowering CRP. I...

    Saw two senators from IA are for lowering CRP. I hope everybody that enjoys wildlife in IA has voiced their opinion to them.
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    Great to hear on birds. I think now that SD has...

    Great to hear on birds. I think now that SD has gotten some moisture all the pheasant range should be coming into spring on a good note.
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    For seeing more non-resident hunters. 1. With...

    For seeing more non-resident hunters. 1. With SD pheasants being down I have heard many hunters say they were going to go to KS to try something new/different. 2. Quail numbers are up in KS, OK,...
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    On mowing strips many farmers do it to keep trees...

    On mowing strips many farmers do it to keep trees from starting. However they could mow every 3 years and accomplish this. It took me 5 years to talk my neighbor into mowing around an old pond and...
  24. I think we are missing that if the pipeline pays...

    I think we are missing that if the pipeline pays for the land around them we actually pay for it in higher fuel costs. Not sure this type of forced taxation of companies is what we really need. I'm...
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    I am curious if the folks that are...

    I am curious if the folks that are seeing/shooting more birds are hunting land with more water? Ponds, creeks, etc.. Surely the land with more water for the birds in the drought faired better? ...
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