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    Default Rooster Road Trip

    It's time, I'm a bit earlier this year for my anual Spring journey. But what the heck! we are having an early Spring in "Rooster Country"
    Travel West on I94 to Jamestown then zig zag to the NW into NE MT. Will spend the first night on some public land West of Minot. Next day and night will be in the Medicine Lake area in Montana. Then I have to travel the the Judith Basin area for a couple three days of business. (that is also pheasant country) I have a few spots to check out. .
    Then is off to SE MT into SW ND Take another couple days and nights there. Stay with a friend that raises LOTS of wild pheasants. He has trees by the way, many, many trees. Even the "dreaded, dangerous Russian Olives)
    From there into SD on highway 12 and back into MN.
    I expect to hear many a rooster crowing mornings and evenings at my camp spots.
    Keep posted.

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    Take some pictures.

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    sounds like a great trip

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    I look forward to your annual pilgrimage to MT!!
    Mike

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    Leaving early Tuesday Morning, my bride is tagging along, first Spring trip out there for her. I can't believe how fired up she is.
    Oh yeah the two pups will be along We'll take some long hikes in the grasslands.

    Partly, I got a new Pick Up Pop Up camper. Like the one I've been using that was old and falling apart, so we will have some comfort.

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    Sounds like a fun trip Wayne, take some pics if you can.
    "The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship"

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Default NE Montana

    how is the spring moisture looking in the Malta to Plentywood region. I see snow was falling last night in malta, but I believe that part of the state had a light winter! Finally

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    Driving all night I'm back home in MN. A successful trip for sure.

    My Wife and I bought a home in the Judith Basin MT.
    Mountain views in every direction and roosters, Sharptails and Huns out the back door.

    Dustin mud. The moisture through central and NE MT looks to be about perfect. Green up is everywhere especially in the Judith Basin. Ponds and creeks are mostly just a bit above average flow. Same thing for most of Western North Dakota where we traveled. Weather is pleasant and mild, pheasants a plenty.
    Where ever there is old growth grasss and woody cover there are pheasants, LOT of pheasants.
    My Wife started counting pheasant sightings after we left I 94 at James town. We traveled through prime country late afternoon and evening. She got very annoyed about the task after about 600 and totally lost count.

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    da heck???? yeah Id say it was successful! You didnt say that you were on a buying trip!! That's west of your normal stomping grounds!

    I assume theres plenty of big game in the area too?

    I think your wife needs some disciplinary action giving up before a thousand birds!!!
    Congrats Wayne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UplandHntr View Post
    da heck???? yeah Id say it was successful! You didnt say that you were on a buying trip!! That's west of your normal stomping grounds!

    I assume theres plenty of big game in the area too?

    I think your wife needs some disciplinary action giving up before a thousand birds!!!
    Congrats Wayne!
    I was the one that got scolded for bringing up the idea of counting pheasants. 90% by the way were roosters. Hens blend in with the brown grasses very well. Bad new/good news Sooooo many fresh killed roosters on the roads.

    UplandHntr, I figure as long as I'm moving to MT that I might as well go to my favorite area, the basin is pristine and low population. (humans) Yes this is an area of MT where elk populations are "over objective" and as a resident I'll be able to hunt them.
    And I'm in the center of the state an easy drive to anywhere.

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