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    I have one that I have been watching since early this fall that has the best tail I have seen for a long time. He hangs out around the East side of my place close to some buildings. I think by looking at him he may push that 26" envelope as he has a 3-4 inch drop at the end and it waggles like a loose rope when he flies away. I don't hunt so am just speculating based on some 23"plus ones I have found after the birds died somehow or another. Sure is pretty to look at but has been a few weeks since I have seen him so maybe someone/something put him down.

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    Best tail feather our group has taken this year was 25 1/2" from private ground in central MN. I didn't shoot that bird but my dog did make the flush and a water retrieve and I carried the wet bird in my vest for a few hours.

    My best of 2018 came in at exactly 24" from Northern SD.

    But the most memorable birds of my 2018 season came from the ND opener. None of those birds had long tail feathers and were very young birds. The reason those birds are so unforgettable is, that was my youngest daughters first pheasant hunt. At age 14 she decided it was time to complete her hunter safety course, practice at the trap range over the summer and walk the fields following the dogs. She decided once in the fields that she really didn't want to shoot at any roosters so she walked with our group of 4. Even though she didn't fire a shot we sure had a great time. The road trip out to ND, time walking the fields, giving her a chance to see our 1 yo lab and the other 3 GSP in action, along with experiencing the tradition of hunting is something that neither of us will forget. After the trip she talked all about what she had learned and at one point told her mother, "mom you wouldn't understand, its a pheasant hunting thing". She had a great time and wants to go back and do it again.

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    26 1/2 ten years ago.won the miles city contest.

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    Don't buy it. Only people who drive Chevys can shoot a 26.5 incher.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    Buddy shot one 23.75 this year on our trip. Was the longest we harvested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt D View Post
    Buddy shot one 23.75 this year on our trip. Was the longest we harvested.
    Definitely a nice one. That would be my 3rd longest ever.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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