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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post
    Lol, I might try the nick Faldo routine on this one, if I can figure out who owns it, then catching him at home.Montana isn't like South Dakota, in that most farms don't charge money to hunt.It is getting more difficult to get on private land, and I'm not sure why.
    You really don't know why? Pheasants have value. Wild pheasants located where they can be hunted have more value. When I was a kid I hunted a lot of land and never thought about asking and I am sure people hunted our land without asking, nobody cared. Now access to those roosters is worth about $100 a piece. Can I come to your place and take something worth $100 in exchange for a six pack or some other gift?

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    Just returned from 8 days, hunting was good, not stellar...got limits most days, hunted with another guy each day, but there were three guys i hunted with who each could only stay a few days....more later. Birds are up, but it varies from area to area, of course...lots of corn! Hot! Dry conditions. Tough on dogs hunting 8 days in a row, rested them by rotating a good amount....
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    Yeah, I don't agree with that.I can hunt good private land for free
    That's right, free. South Dakota has gotten out if hand.

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    on this past saturday, the second saturday of the season, I went on a little detour to view several pieces of CREP that were within an easy strike of both Sioux Falls and Mitchell...and by the way, there were at least ten other pieces in the area that I didn't take the time to view...anyway, the pieces I looked at were fantastic, and guess what? NOT ANOTHER HUNTER! Feel free to have debates about paying to hunt vs. not paying to hunt...let me tell you, there is ample GOOD public land in SD...

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    Yes, I've hunted sd 3 times.Wegot a few birds in those walk in areas, which were basically just tall grass, but they were ok. Another time, we stayed at a farm for 3 days, I think the guy charged us 300 dollars for the hunting, lodging, and great steak dinners.Also, the hunting was good, so that was a great deal. My dad paid, I never pay.Another time, my dad paid at a swanky preserve near Gregory.We hunted in March, and I got a bunch, I don't think my dad got any.They drove us out in a big bus, just me and my dad.400 bucks a day. Circle, something ranch. But yeah, I've seen some decent looking public ground, but I'm sure it gets hammered at times. You know, it's these guys who are willing to spend thousands of dollars at these swanky farms, that are screwing everything up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post
    Yeah, I don't agree with that.I can hunt good private land for free
    That's right, free. South Dakota has gotten out if hand.

    Yes, I've hunted sd 3 times.Wegot a few birds in those walk in areas, which were basically just tall grass, but they were ok. Another time, we stayed at a farm for 3 days, I think the guy charged us 300 dollars for the hunting, lodging, and great steak dinners.Also, the hunting was good, so that was a great deal. My dad paid, I never pay.Another time, my dad paid at a swanky preserve near Gregory.We hunted in March, and I got a bunch, I don't think my dad got any.They drove us out in a big bus, just me and my dad.400 bucks a day. Circle, something ranch. But yeah, I've seen some decent looking public ground, but I'm sure it gets hammered at times. You know, it's these guys who are willing to spend thousands of dollars at these swanky farms, that are screwing everything up.
    At least you can admit that your dad is screwing everything up and you area also one of the fortunate ones who can hunt private land without paying out of your own pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post
    Yes, I've hunted sd 3 times.Wegot a few birds in those walk in areas, which were basically just tall grass, but they were ok. Another time, we stayed at a farm for 3 days, I think the guy charged us 300 dollars for the hunting, lodging, and great steak dinners.Also, the hunting was good, so that was a great deal. My dad paid, I never pay.Another time, my dad paid at a swanky preserve near Gregory.We hunted in March, and I got a bunch, I don't think my dad got any.They drove us out in a big bus, just me and my dad.400 bucks a day. Circle, something ranch. But yeah, I've seen some decent looking public ground, but I'm sure it gets hammered at times. You know, it's these guys who are willing to spend thousands of dollars at these swanky farms, that are screwing everything up.
    So....you're really not opposed to paying for hunting access, as long as someone else is the one paying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 519vx View Post
    So....you're really not opposed to paying for hunting access, as long as someone else is the one paying?
    Maybe we should start calling him Moochmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by 519vx View Post
    So....you're really not opposed to paying for hunting access, as long as someone else is the one paying?
    Sounds like a Democrat

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    Quote Originally Posted by benelli-banger View Post
    on this past saturday, the second saturday of the season, I went on a little detour to view several pieces of CREP that were within an easy strike of both Sioux Falls and Mitchell...and by the way, there were at least ten other pieces in the area that I didn't take the time to view...anyway, the pieces I looked at were fantastic, and guess what? NOT ANOTHER HUNTER! Feel free to have debates about paying to hunt vs. not paying to hunt...let me tell you, there is ample GOOD public land in SD...
    There is some exceptional public ground that can be hunted in SD some people just have to learn to research and put boots on the ground to find it. I guess Goosemaster feels that the hard working farmers of SD who work the land all year and manage to some degree should just let out of state people on their land at no cost, hey just roll out the red carpet. If they can supplement their income by charging people to hunt, good for them they deserve it! I myself don't hunt pay to play but I don't complain about what someone may charge, that's their given right to do so. SD is about the experience and the reward of fooling a few wild pheasants with good dogs at day's end and if it's on public ground I know I have really good dogs. I mean if some people expect to get out of the truck and shoot three birds in 10 minutes you are better off hunting a game farm. Nothing is or ever will be free in this world, well unless you win the powerball.

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