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    Best cover type for pointing dogs

    Never liked hunting my pointers in cattails. Dog goes in, goes on point and now what? Could be frozen, could be 3 feet of muck, could be anything. But we all need to make sacrifices.
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    Need Help on Gun Upgrade!

    If you want to not have to worry about the jams and want to carry a nice light gun, probably missing the boat.
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    Need Help on Gun Upgrade!

    2k - get a O/U or SxS
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    19° with a steady 17/20 mph wind , is everyone soft?

    Already know I prefer hunting in light winds. I think everyone would if given the chance. But we hunt when we can in the conditions we get.
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    19° with a steady 17/20 mph wind , is everyone soft?

    Steady 20mph with gusts to 40mph. Wasn't a great experience but better than sitting at home!
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    Whistling Quail Question

    Cats and hawks are the biggest threats. I watched a single hawk sit in a tree for over a week and pick off quail one by one until they were all gone.
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    Looking good this year!

    Talked to the DNR guy at Willow/Kankakee when we went to sign in. Said they have quite a few covey of quail identified this year. Last time i was there quail was closed for hunting. I've seen birds driving by Kankakee in the winter but first time I have tried any hunting. I'm not even sure how...
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    Dakota trip

    Those farmrs don't have nice trucks in Iroquois Co. They keep them at their beach houses in FL.
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    Dakota trip

    Better than most of the vehicles in Milford.
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    Looking good this year!

    Correct. Nobody will let you hunt up there if you just show up. Very few will even if you know them well. Place I have hunted for 15 years had 95% of the cover mowed down. Saw nothing but one dove. Drove over to Kankakee Sands but that's like being lost in the desert. You could walk for days...
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    Question I’ve wondered about

    Coldest winters in recorded history in SD happened in the 1930s. 1936 was coldest ever. Hot summers and cold winters.
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    Looking good this year!

    Heading out tomorrow to hunt Newton/Benton/Warren counties. With the dry conditions over the nesting season should be good numbers this year. We'll see. The cover is the thing. If it didn't grow well where we hunt then probably won't see much. If the grass is good should be good.
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    Food processing

    I think they eat three times per day, loaf twice.
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    Live Pheasant Photos

    Brown eared pheasant. Ancient Chinese military hats had feathers like this pheasant. Very aggressive birds and it was hoped the soldiers would be as aggressive.
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    Live Pheasant Photos

    Not sure they are in Hawaii, but they have several species in Hawaii, ringneck, blue, Kalij and green. Perhaps others, too.
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