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  1. Tbear

    How can they hay this much public ground

    Can you back that up with some facts or statistics? Better more modern methods?
  2. Tbear

    How can they hay this much public ground

    And that perfectly sums it up! A little heads-up and some honesty about conditions. I’m not into deception and to me that’s what South Dakota did this year. Well said 👍
  3. Tbear

    How can they hay this much public ground

    Appreciate how you see both sides. I just wonder how many follow the rules. I can’t imagine there is a lot of time spent to enforce it.
  4. Tbear

    How can they hay this much public ground

    I can’t say that. From other conversations I have had with other people it’s not just in the counties I was in. It was almost all CREP ground but that the majority of the public land East river. I understand the agg side of this but this was beyond that. There has to be a balance. I’m not...
  5. Tbear

    REAL South Dakota 2021 review.

    I hope your right.
  6. Tbear

    REAL South Dakota 2021 review.

    Just got back from 4 days of hunting. We had some good days and a few bad ones. If you want to shoot limits don’t miss. No big 20-40 bird flushed. Numbers are way down. Don’t plan on your favorite spot being what it was. The amount of ground and habit lost to it being hayed is only going to...
  7. Tbear

    How can they hay this much public ground

    Really disappointed in the state letting this much public go to hay ground. 75-50% of everything we saw way hayed down to the ground. Won’t be coming back for my Second week. Not worth the money. Went to a spot that was 300 acres of beautiful bluestem last year and nothing was left this year...
  8. Tbear

    South Dakota

    I’m just going to leave this right here and agree to disagree. Habitat loss was the key to the downturn. Corn is not fuel.
  9. Tbear

    Tips for novice pheasant hunter on season

    Learn your habitat. Right grass wrong grass. To thick to thin. Best mixes etc. pay attention to weather conditions, time of year and where you shot the birds where you did. Ask yourself why they where there.
  10. Tbear

    Enough of the good news...

    Don’t sweat it! Get out of your head. Next birds a new opportunity. I had a 4 rooster flush yesterday morning. Missed them all then took 10 more steps and missed a 3 rooster flush. It happens!! Bet you can’t miss the bird by shooting to far in front of it. Give it a try.
  11. Tbear

    2021 Season

    Should be able to just show your phone. Literally every state around us that all I have to do. So backwards. Don’t forget to sign it also 😔.
  12. Tbear

    New upland shotgun?

    20 over a 12 all day long! Lighter gun less fatigue means better shots. Beretta, Benelli, Franchi all make great guns.
  13. Tbear

    2021 Season

    I have had some pretty frank conversations with people that have taken or tried to sneak in on spots that I’m parked at. It’s absolutely unbelievable the lack of common sense. My rules … If you see someone at a spot under 160 acres move on to the next one. If its 160 acres or bigger stop and...
  14. Tbear

    2021 Season

    Great weekend to be out! Found decent bird numbers. Dnr really needs burn some of the fields and get them back on track.
  15. Tbear

    2021 Season

    Good luck everyone! Stay safe and have a great time. Weather is looking perfect!
  16. Tbear

    South Dakota

    If you want to hunt new places it’s a great option to try. Lots of land not a lot of big towns. Hunt during the week. Section lines, big fields, min maintenance roads one of my favorite places to hunt. Make the trip! decide for yourself.
  17. Tbear

    2021 Opener

    Short grass wheat stubble edges seams to be my go to. But I have put up a covey and 30 yard later put up 4 pheasants. Corn stubble edges. But normally short grass or shirt cover is the key.
  18. Tbear

    2021 Opener

    I hunt from the season opens until it ends. What’s good for you is not the same as good for all. People need to remember that. I hunt Huns and sharp tails in September. Don’t see people wanting to start that season until October.
  19. Tbear

    2021 Opener

    I get that’s what they told you but that’s BS. It’s been the 9,10,11 for years. It’s always on our around my birthday. They took a week off the season and didn’t give it on the back end. South Dakota is not until the 16th because they have a youth season and a resident season. They are...
  20. Tbear

    Grouse And Hun Opener

    Found a few Huns. Man they are so fun to hunt!
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