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  1. M

    Types of cover

    I would agree, however that number can be greatly reduced, I shoot year round and don’t take long range shots. Even then, they are tough birds! I wish I had a dog but I don’t, so I have to do the best I can. I have lost very few birds that I have knocked down. But, I bet I’ve walked by hundreds! 😆
  2. M

    Types of cover

    Lots of good information, Thanks everyone! Mike.
  3. M

    Types of cover

    All really good information, and encouraging to those of us without a dog. Having never been to South Dakota how would one go about finding these gravel roads prior to getting there, and how do you know which are legal to hunt? Can you identify them on satellite maps or are they designated a...
  4. M

    Types of cover

    I agree, great advice!
  5. M

    Types of cover

    Thanks Hare trigger. Very interesting, and informative story, with a funny ending!
  6. M

    Types of cover

    Thanks all!
  7. M

    Types of cover

    Thanks!
  8. M

    Types of cover

    I asked this question indirectly in another post but would like to ask again. I am a solo hunter with no dog heading to South Dakota for the first time next year. I understand the disadvantage of not having a dog. My question is, are there certain areas of the state where the cover is more...
  9. M

    New Member

    Yeah, not safe! I like to work for my birds, it's more rewarding.
  10. M

    New Member

    Thanks!
  11. M

    New Member

    Thanks 5 stand!
  12. M

    New Member

    Thanks sjohn for the advice, really good info. I have learned a lot of tricks over the years, zig-zagging, stopping frequently etc. If I am hunting a narrow strip, I will go partway through get out, and come back from the opposite direction, they think they're trapped and this has also worked...
  13. M

    New Member

    Thanks Mike, love those Goldens! Another question for you all. I'm not used to being able to hunt roadsides, I'm assuming not all are legal? If they're not posted are they legal? Thanks!
  14. M

    New Member

    Thanks everyone, I rea;;y appreciate the friendly information!
  15. M

    New Member

    Hello, I just joined this forum and am looking forward to meeting you all. I live in Illinois (The land where our governors make our license plates!) I'm 63 and started hunting pheasants when I was a kid, although I haven't hunted in a while. I am planning on my first trip to South Dakota next...
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